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click to enlarge Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. - Featuring landscape photography by Andy Cook.
  • Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. Featuring landscape photography by Andy Cook.

Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World through September.

Artists Lair Gallery and Studio, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Pottery from the Dragons Fire, works by Pamela Ross, Eugenia Williams and Nicole Paulmier, through May 22. Works by Irene Braun, Roger Carlson, Bill Hyer, Sherry Rogers and Kazuko Stern in the Den Gallery. Portrait artist Jeremiah White, May 26 to June 3. Opening reception, Sat., May 26, 5-8 p.m.

ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Choice Works from the Bridge Gallery Artists through June 30.

Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Featuring the art of Andrea Archer and Anyta Vinogradov.

Boulder Street Gallery, 725 N. Tejon St., 636-9358. Featuring landscape photography by Andy Cook.

The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring On the Edge through May 27. Karen Simkiss solo show, June 1-30. Karen Simkiss & Kathy Wallace in the Common Gallery, June 1-30. Blowing Things Up, July 1-31. Susan Risinger solo show, Aug. 1-31. Elemental, Sept. 1-30. Bad Juju, Oct. 1-31. One Plus One: Sons & Daughters, Nov. 1-30. Betty Atherton solo show, Dec. 1-31. Eric Winfield in the Common Gallery, Dec. 1-31.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Journeys, photography by Cris Pulos, through May 29. Metal Embossed Works, by Steve Havens, through May 29. From the Edge of the Center through June 9. Abstract paintings by Neil Fenton at Venue 515 through June 2. Opening reception, Sat., May 19, 2-5 p.m.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by Dorothy Fein, Erin Skaggs, Jason Fryer and Trever Kudamus, through June 1. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice.

Colorado Ironworks & Gallery, 625-627 S. Sierra Madre St., 447-1622, Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Great Garden Sculpture, Funky Found Figures and Canyon Creatures through June 30.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Tableware, works in stoneware, porcelain and glass, through June 11.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring A Watercolor Exhibit by Eric Michaels through May 22.

Cucuru Gallery Cafe, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Cuba Art and Soul, works by Alicia Leal, Minerva Lopez, Zaida del Rio, Nelson Dominguez, Garceia Pena and others, through June 1.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Times Past and Present, works by Bill Duryea, through May.

Eichman Gallery, Park State Bank and Trust, 710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-9234. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring Wilderness Images, works by Sue Cranston, Executive Director of Indigo Mountain Nature Center, through May 24. Photographic Poetry by Patrick Jones, June 4-22. Opening reception, Fri., June 8, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583, Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz through June 24. Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray, July 1 to Sept. 30.

First Congregational Church Atrium, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Featuring All-members Art Show, through May 20.

The Gallery at Paragon, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744, Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring Explore Fools Paradise, works by Phil Wassell, through May 26. In Retrospect, works by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through May.

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, Open daily 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Tuesdays. Featuring Satisfying Deep Desires, jewelry by Arleen Alleman, through June 20.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 6 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring No Satisfaction, contemporary culture captured in clay by Elizabeth Copan, through May 25.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through December.

OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 684-9439. Featuring The Capitalist Pig and Kitsch Gone Wrong: Vicious New Work by Ryan S. Ballard, through May 26.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring ... after a brief, yet necessary, lacuna, works by Julianza Shavin, Michelle Boettcher, Alex Sena, Sam Pisciotta and more, through June 7.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring works by Tricia Bass, Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan, Herman Raymond, Kevin Weckbach, Thomas J. Owen and Michael Ome Untiedt.

Pikes Perk Coffee & Tea House, 1616 S. Eighth St., 634-7375. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Regarding Red Rock Canyon, photos by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through June 30.

Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Celebration for Life, works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez, through Oct. 19.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The Floating World and Japonesque: How East Meets West through Aug. 11. Works by Homare Ikeda, Margaret Kasahara and Sachiko Takaki, through Aug. 11.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, garden art, wood, metal and more.

Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Feature new works by Stephan Hall.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Student Art as well as Shifting Arcana, works by Lin Fife, through May 18. Art from Otates, works by Lindsay Ray, through May 26.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring 2007 Senior Exhibition through May 25. Watermedia XV, June 15 to Aug. 3. Opening reception, Fri., June 15, 5-7:30 p.m.

Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574. Open Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring original platinum/palladium photographs of the Southwest and Mexico.

The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring contemporary and abstract art by Gary Arthur, Ruth Burink, Michael Gault and Wayne Nickle. Opening reception, Thurs., May 17, 5-8 p.m.

art events Thursday Art Hop, Historic Monument Merchants Association, Monument, 488-2506, Featuring openings, demonstrations, music, food and special events. Thurs., May 17, 5-8 p.m.

Watercolor Workshop, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, $45. Join native Colorado artist Robert Gray. Sat., May 19, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Auditions & Entries
The Pikes Peak Philharmonic is auditioning for the paid position of Concert Master on Tues., May 22. Call Brenda at 471-7605 for more.

Artists Lair announces a call for entries in the Artists Lairs Summer Arts Festival in June. This juried exhibition and competition welcomes emerging and mid-career artist's work. Entry fee is $25 per artist for two entries. Entry deadline for mailed slide/CD entries is May 18, and other entries, June 6. There will be a special category for Artists 18 years and under. Call 576-5247 for more.

Colorado Springs Chorale will hold auditions at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. on Tues., May 22, 6:30-10 p.m. Call 634-3737 for an appointment or visit

The Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration and The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are accepting entries in the annual Poster Contest. The "Bringing Dinosaurs to Life" contest is open to all ages through May 29. Visit for details and entry forms.

Colachi Arts is seeking fine artists who would like to display their work at the gallery's new location at 1107 Manitou Ave. #11, Manitou Springs. Artists are encouraged to call or drop by through May 31. Call 685-1254 or visit for more.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op has an opening for a three-dimensional artist (except pottery). Submit photos or CDs of your work by Sun., June 9, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

Art & Crafts in Bancroft Park is seeking artists in all media, original and handmade. Sponsored by the Old Colorado City Historical Society. Runs June 23 and August 11. Application forms at 1 S. 24th St. or 636-1225.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is accepting entries for a juried fine art photography and glass exhibition, Through the Looking Glass. Entries must be postmarked by June 30. Visit for more.

Art As Community promotes local artists who are willing to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of their art to a non-profit of the buyer's choice. Local artists and non-profits that are interested in participating are encouraged to call 540-3592.

Civic Opportunities
Bowl for Kids' Sake, Peak Bowl, 2861 N. Prospect Ave., 633-2443, ext. 201. Call to register a team. Proceeds benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sat., May 19, 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Pink High Tea & Silent Auction, Mount Calvary Lutheran Church, 1318 N. Circle Drive, 531-6873, $25. Proceeds benefit Komen for the Cure. Sun., May 20, 2 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
NAACP Life Members' Recognition Breakfast, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 475-7255. $15-$20. Harrison School District 2 Superintendent F. Mike Miles will speak. Sat., May 19, 9 a.m.

The Pikes Peak Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, Phantom Canyon Brewery, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Kate Faricy: 476-4923. $15-$20. Presenting Mike Donnell, on how to identify and avoid common habits of poor media relations. Wed., May 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. RSVP by Wed., May 23.

WINGS, 800/373-8671, Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. Women's groups meet Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group is developing a waiting list.

Sno-Jets Ski & Social Club, 577-7669, Offering biking, hiking, camping, tennis and other activities.

Intellectually Gifted/Socially Unsure is a new adult (ages 21 and over) social support group for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Make friends, attend social functions, share information and advocate for one another. Contact Linda L. Thede at 573-8660 or for more.

"Exploring the Ancient Christian Faith" Agia Sophia Coffeeshop, 2902 W. Colorado Ave., 473-9238. Meeting for a question-and-answer session. Fourth Sunday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6229. Free. Featuring worship music, testimonies and activities including volleyball, movies, book clubs, cards, board games and more for singles 30 and over. Meets Fridays, 7-10:30 p.m.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older through AARP. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, Memorial Administrative Center, Classroom B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 636-5101 opt. 3. Free. Open to all prostate cancer survivors regardless of treatment location, and their spouses or partners. Meets the first Monday of the month.

Entrepreneur Club, Steaksmith, 3802 Maizeland Road, 214-3552. $16. Business owners gather to network and work on their marketing methods. Facilitated by Patti Serrano, a corporate trainer and public speaker. Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. through June 7.

Downtown Toastmasters, City Hall, Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave., 685-1861 ext. 45, Guests free. Meeting to support your personal and professional growth by improving your oral communication skills. Fridays, 12:05-1 p.m.

Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave., Richard Buchanan; 685-1984. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.

Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road, Free. Featuring speakers and programs on topics including protection of cold water fisheries, fly fishing, conservation and the environment. Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m.

Empower Colorado, First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., 559-7679. A support group for families of children with a mental illness. Meets the second Saturday of the month.

Emotions Anonymous Support Group, Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada Ave., 216-7238. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.

Recovery Incorporated, Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point, 393-5316. Offering a self-help group for people with depression, anxiety, obsessions or other psychological issues. Meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m.

Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Pikes Peak Region, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd., 351-7951. Donations accepted. Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.

The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, SilverWood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail, 260-0651. $14. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering outdoor activities and social events.

Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6234. $7.50. Offering a buffet luncheon with speakers for all women in the workplace. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St., 548-9114. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.

Film & Video
The Secret, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 596-5894. Presenting a free screening and discussion of the popular self-help film. Sun., May 20, 1 p.m.

Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jackpot Bingo, 2417 N. Union Blvd. $5. Screening the 1975 cult movie with full audience participation. Costumes encouraged. Doors open at 10 p.m. every Saturday; Show starts at midnight.

Movies at the Museum, Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St., Pueblo, $2-$3. Presenting two films about steel workers and raw materials produced by the Colorado Fuel and Iron company in the 1950s. May 26.

Food & Drink
Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099. Offering "Improv Cooking Class," May 17. "Gluten-Free Baking," May 19. "Baby-Friendly Remodeling," May 22. "Making a Labor Supply List," May 23. "Diabetic-Friendly Store Tour," May 24.

Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Italian Wine Tasting," May 19. "Colorado Wine Tasting," May 26. "Wines of the World Tasting," May 31. Pre-registration is required.

Experience Wine Classes, 282-8688, Offering wine classes including "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," May 20. "Sonoma County Focus," May 24. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," June 10. "How To Make Your Own Wine," June 21.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon Street, 632-1086, ext. 1. Chef's Tastings with Chef James Davis, $40, Mon., May 21, 6:30 p.m. Wine Tastings, $20, "Riesling/Gewurztraminer," May 23. "New Zealand-Part 1," May 30. "New Zealand-Part 2," June 6.

Health & Healing
Celebration Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., Offering "The Joy of Belly Dance," May 17. "Laurie Grant's Lifecycles & Biofeedback Grand Opening," May 18. "Ancient Sound Healing," May 20. "Life's Cycles: Stage 1 Childhood," May 21. "Elements of Magic," May 22. "Past Life Recognition," May 23. "Oneness Deeksha," May 24. "BodyTalk: The Language of Health," May 26. "Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover: Psychometry," May 30. "Michael Speaks," May 31.

"Music that Heals: Tuned In," Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road, Britta Newcomer: 365-2535. Free. Offering a workshop on connecting to "the soundtrack of your life" for female breast cancer survivors. Sat.-Sun., May 19-20. Registration required.

"Creating Prosperity and Abundance: Healing Unconscious Wealth Rejection," Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, Offering a workshop with Emily B. Lustig. Pre-registration required. Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Aikido & Tangsoodo Presentation, Aikido & Tangsoodo Center, 5668 N. Union Blvd., 477-1244, Free. Lecture and demonstrations on old world martial arts strategies for relieving the stress of modern life. Tues.-Fri., May 22-25, 7-9 p.m.

Satsang, Meditation and Kirtan, Siva Mandir, 128 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 229-4290. $5 suggested donation. Half-hour meditation followed by Kirtan, a reading and an Aarti service. Wednesdays through May 23, 7:15-8:30 p.m.

Grief Recovery Workshop, Springs Counseling Center, 5540 Tech Center Drive, Suite 203, 548-0100, $60. This six-week workshop will help you understand the grieving process and manage challenging times. Babysitting available if arranged in advance. Tuesdays through May 29, 5:30-7 p.m.

New Year/New Life!, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 227-7177, $35 materials, plus free will offering. A 12-week experience in enabling the Law Of Attraction facilitated by Enrique Montiel. Tuesdays through June 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Low Back Pain Clinical Study, Hennen Health System, 3510 Galley Road, Suite 104, 314-3935, Do you suffer from low back pain? This research project will provide each participant with up to $1800 of care at no charge. Call or e-mail to find out if you qualify.

Soma Studio Events, 291-3120. "Let It Shine," an 8-week class for children using movement, art and dance to celebrate the spirit within, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., $18.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0236. Offering Tarot readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., $25. "Color Healing Series," second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," third Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m., $15. "Essential Oils," fourth Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, for more. Presenting "Couples Romance Weekend," May 19-20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. "Ask and It Is Given," Wednesdays through June 27, 7:15-8:30 p.m. Yoga class, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26.

Zen Buddhist Meditation, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 330-1926. Free. Silent meditation every Monday with the Springs Mountain Sangha, 6:15-7:30 p.m.

World Peace Organization Meetings, 703 Arrawanna St., 635-8968, World Peace Prayer meetings, first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism, second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m.

Weight Management Classes, Peak Nutrition, 606 S. Tejon St., 548-9859. Offering classes on intuitive eating providing motivation, support and tools to make a new start. Taught by a registered dietitian. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m.

Yoga for Special Needs, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201, 578-8093. $15/class or $70/five classes. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Conversations with God Study Group, 475-2068. Free. Featuring "New Thought" spiritual readings and discussion. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Taketina Practice Groups, Manitou Wellness Center, 725C Manitou Ave., 685-1480, Donations only. Explore polyrhythm, voice and movement with William Whitehawk. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.

"Transform Your Life" Meditation Class, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 303/813-9551, $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road, 597-4402. Join this Christian-based, 12-step program for "hurts, habits and hang-ups." Fridays, 6-9 p.m.

CommuniDance, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 291-3120. Donations accepted. Building community through movement and dance. Childcare provided. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, HealthLink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, Register for a variety of classes from baby care classes to yoga, dancing and weight loss.

Insight Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite A, Carol; 473-7609. Silent sits on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Orientation for first timers, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. Guided loving kindness sits on Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Falun Gong Group, Monument Valley Park, directly behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free training, e-books and e-video. Graceful exercises to meditation music. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Call Joyce at 282-9236 for more.

Lectures & Learning
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, Offering "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 17. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.

"Monument Valley Park: The First 100 Years," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Free. Reservations encouraged. Sat., May 19, 2 p.m.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting Jim Roucis on "Understanding the Lunar Phases." Tues., May 22, 6:30-8 p.m.

"Should You Start Your Own Business?," SCORE, 636-3074, $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. East Library, May 29. Penrose Library, June 19.

"Starting a Small Business," SCORE, 636-3074, $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Fort Carson, July 31 and Nov. 13. Peterson Air Force Base, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Schriever Air Force Base, Aug. 28, Nov. 20.

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations, 520-2384, Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, 531-6333, Offering book clubs, story times and programs on writing, business, languages, computers, parenting, crafts, film, history, animals, theater and more for children, teens, adults and seniors.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, 633-4991, Offering classes on photography, poetry, music, film, finances, religion, health, history and more.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., 385-7920. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps.

click to enlarge Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 - a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Tableware, works in stoneware, - porcelain and glass.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Tableware, works in stoneware, porcelain and glass.

Literary Events
Barnes and Noble Events, 795 Citadel Drive East, 633-4661. Free. Presenting a reading with six new authors from Pikes Peak Writers. Sat., May 19, 2-4 p.m.

Spring Fling Library Book Sale, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Hosted by the Friends of Pikes Peak Library District. Sat., May 19, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., May 20, 1-4 p.m.

Borders Events, Southgate Store, 2120 Southgate Road. Featuring Harry Potter Book Group, Sun., May 20, 2 p.m.

David Mason Reading, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave., 685-5206. Free. Mason will read from his new book Ludlow and discuss the Ludlow Massacre. Tues., May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.

Spring Writers Workshops, 16990 Cherry Crossing Drive, 495-3755. Offering guided writing exercises, individual consultations and group manuscript critiques. Meets Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m., through June 13. Women only: meets Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. through May 31.



Music on the Mesa, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 520-9538. $10-$12/individual, $20/family. Presenting singer-songwriter Joe Uveges. Sat., May 19, 7:30 p.m.

Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive, 329-1644, Presenting Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15.

other music

Pikes Peak Ringers, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 265-9691. Free. Presenting the handbell choir performing "A Musical Journey." Fri., May 18, 7:30 p.m.

Mujeres Unidos Benefit Show, Benny's, 517 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9309. $5. Presenting Grass It Up and Creating a Newsense. All proceeds benefit Mujeres Unidos programs for single mothers and their children. Sat., May 19, 9 p.m.

Vocal Fusion Spring Concert, St. Paul's United Methodist Church, 2111 Carlton Ave., 219-2236. Free. Performing a variety of music including Broadway, jazz, spirituals, patriotic and American folk songs. Sun., May 20, 3:00 p.m.

Big Band Sunday, Colorado Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St., 964-7977. $6-$10/admission, $15/dinner option. Presenting Bill Emery and the New Century Big Band with a dinner and silent auction. Proceeds benefit 12-year-old cancer patient, Amanda Avalos-Yamada. Sun., May 20, 3 p.m.

Salute to American and the Armed Forces, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 6885-6468, Presenting patriotic and springtime favorites. Sun., May 20, 3 p.m.

USAF Band Chamber Recital Series, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Hall, on Mon., May 21, 7:30 p.m. and CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. on Tues., May 22, 7:30 p.m. Free. Featuring Senior Master Sergeant Mark Burditt and Master Sergeant Scott Crump on trombone.

Conservatory Senior Recital, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. Free. Featuring this year's graduating high school class. Wed., May 23, 7 p.m.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Twos & Threes Outdoors: babes in the Woods," May 17. "Nature Adventures: Rolypolyology," May 23. Fountain Creek Migration 5K and Kids Fun Run, May 23.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Free. Offering "Nature Explorers: Musical Messages of Birds," May 17. "Garden Stewardship Day," May 19. "Nature Stories," May 26.

Public Star Party, Palmer Park, 3650 Maizeland Road, 651-8476. Free. The Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will host a telescope viewing. Fri., May 18, 7:30-10:30 p.m.

Pony Fun Run, Ute Pass Elementary School, 9320 Chipita Park Road, Chipita Park, 684-9821. $15. This annual fundraiser for the elementary school includes a 1-mile or 5K run/walk. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Race at 9 a.m. Sat., May 19.

Gleneagle Spirit 5K Run/Walk, Antelope Trails Elementary School, 15280 Jessie Drive, 492-3974. $23-$28. Proceeds benefit Boy Scouting. Sat., May 19, 8:30 a.m.

Xeriscape Basic Seminars, Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, 2855 Mesa Road, 668-3838, Free. Colorado Springs Utilities will offer an introduction to Xeriscape principles. Sat., May 19 and June 16, 9-10 a.m. Garden tours, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Red Rocks Canyon Tours, Parking lot at Highway 24 and S. Ridge Road. Offering tours of the area's newest open space. Hikes last 2-2.5 hours on easy to moderate trails. Thursdays at 8 a.m.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering "Bird Discovery Walks," Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626, Presenting Get Motivated Seminar with Zig Ziglar, Thurs., May 17, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. Martina McBride, Fri., May 25, 7:30 p.m.

Manitou Art Theater, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, Presenting Not Yet, At All with Edith Tankus, $15, May 17-19, 8 p.m.

Bellydancing Performances, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 233-6110. $3-$5. Desert Flower Dance Studio hosts an evening of dance, music and magic. Sat., May 19, 7-9 p.m.

Sangre de Christo School of Dance Recital, Arts Center Theater, 201 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7222. $4. Presenting "The Pied Piper." Sat., May 19, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0779, $5. Featuring a readers' theater presentation of Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. Sat., May 19, 7 p.m. and Sun., May 20, 2 p.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, Presenting Elliot Threatt, through May 20. Ron Morey, May 23-27.

FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Featuring Into the Woods through June 3. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 2 p.m.

Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $9.50-$28.50. Presenting Gold Fever with sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville-style olio. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation through Sept. 29.

dance parties & workshops

Ballroom and Tango Party, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, $8. No partner required. Fri., May 18. Beginner's practice, 7:45 p.m. Dance party, 8:30-10:30 p.m.

Contra Dancing: Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St.,578-8979, $3-$7. No partner or experience needed. Easy-to-learn steps and live music. Sat., May 19, 7:30-10 p.m.

Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, $5. Basic instruction followed by dance time. No partner required. Sat., May 19, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, $7-$10. Dances every Saturday to a live band with music from big band and country to polka and Latin, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances every third Friday with Digital DJ Ken Daily.

Universal of Dances Peace, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, By donation. Offering devotional chants and movements from many cultures. Third Friday of the month, 7-9 p.m., through May.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3029. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.

Special Events
Dogs & Puppies 101, Humane Society Community Room, 610 Abott Lane, 473-1741 ext. 125, $5. Learn about dog ownership. Thurs., May 17, 6:15 p.m.

Career Fair, DeVry University/Colorado, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., Free. Featuring Some of Colorado Springs' largest employers Thurs., May 17, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Horticultural Arts Society Spring Plant Sale, Demonstration Garden, Cache la Poudre and Mesa Avenues, Offering plants grown on the Front Range. Fri.-Sat., May 18-19, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., May 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Woodland Park Holistic Health and Metaphysical Fair, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-4335. $5. Vendors, readers, food, entertainment and more. Sat.-Sun., May 19-20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Reuseables Bazaar & Bake Sale, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 7130 N. Tejon St. Proceeds benefit the church's programs. Sat., May 19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

SAFE Conference, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6188. Free. Presenting a workshop for those interested in maintaining senior's independence and safety. Wed., May 23, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Youth & Family
Uncle Wilber Fountain Opening, Acacia Park, Bijou and Tejon streets, Kick off summer with a celebration of food, music and art. Sat., May 19, 11 a.m.

What Art Means Workshops, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 577-4556, $80. Weekly sessions including computer and digital music, hip-hop dance, theatrics, visual arts, and keyboard and rhythm ensembles. Saturdays or Mondays through May 26.

Volunteer Opportunities
Starsmore Discovery Center needs volunteers to assist with sales, school programs, hikes, trail building and maintenance, the climbing wall and other public programs. Next training date is Tues., May 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 385-6089 for more.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) invites you to make a difference in the life of an abused or neglected child. Learn how to become "a child's voice in court" at CASA's Open House, 701 S. Cascade Ave., Wed., May 23, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit for more.

All Breed Rescue & Training is accepting donated items through June 12 at 20 Mountview Lane for its annual Dog Days Garage Sale. All proceeds will benefit the rescue. Call 264-6460 or visit for more.

Ariel Clinical Services is seeking loving foster homes for developmentally challenged and medically fragile children. Competitive stipend with excellent support provided. Call 260-6110 for more.

Working Together Against Abuse is seeking donations for its thrift store at 3632 W. Colorado Ave. Household items, toys, books, and clothing for men, teens and children are especially needed. Donations of free-standing shelves and clothing racks are requested. Call 328-1389 for more.

Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter is seeking volunteers for the Trees For Trout program. Help re-vegetate stream banks in Eleven Mile Canyon. Registration required. E-mail Sat., June 9.

Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program adult and teen volunteers needed to help repair erosion damage. Be prepared to get dirty. Youth workdays, Sept. 22 and Oct. 21. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register at least one week in advance.

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 5450 Tech Center Drive, Suite 120. Caring volunteers needed to visit patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, assist with administrative duties and bereavement support. Call 265-1109 for more.

Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter in Divide, seeks volunteers to walk or groom dogs, play with cats, run errands, work in the office and more. Call 686-7707 or visit for more.

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Southern Office is seeking friendly people willing to share quality time with people living with MS in long-term care facilities. To learn more about the Community Care Volunteer Visitation Program call 634-2820 opt. 2, ext. 101 or visit

Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking Host Families for high school students from around the world arriving this fall. Call 388-7978 or visit for more.

Friends of Garden of the Gods is seeking volunteers to welcome visitors or help lead field trips for school children and tourists. Call Bonnie Frum at 219-0101 for more

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking volunteer medical personnel such as nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists and mental health counselors to respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Free training provided. Call 888/260-6330 or visit for more.

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time program. Call 447-9898 ext. 1020 or visit for more.

Front Range Wildlife is seeking animal care, rescue and transport, fundraising, event planning and other volunteers for Spring/Summer 2007. Call 964-7826 or visit to register.

American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for two new Cancer Resource Centers at Penrose and Memorial Hospitals. Volunteers will offer information to cancer patients, families, caregivers and the public. Basic computer experience is preferred. Call 636-5101 ext. 3 or visit for more.

Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice is seeking volunteers for caregiver respite, patient visits, phone contacts, office support and special projects. Those with massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, pet therapy and music therapy skills are needed. Call Kent Mathews at 573-4166 for more.

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to assist riders with disabilities during weekly horseback riding lessons. Training is provided. The age limit is 14 and older. Call 495-3908 for more.

Pikes Peak Library District is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults each week to improve their reading, writing or language skills. Call 531-6333 ext. 2223 or visit for more.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to local youth as part of a new program. Go for walks, play in the park, watch movies, play board games, cook food and share other positive experiences with kids each week. Call 633-2443 or visit for more.

American Numismatic Association is seeking museum docents, administrative support and customer service volunteers. Call 482-9814 or e-mail for more.

The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit for more information.

Care & Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Family Connections needs volunteers for its Nurturing Parenting Program and KPC Kids' Place respite nursery. Internships and work study positions also are available. Call Alpha at 442-6337 for more.

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers for various areas of the hospital. Call 365-5298 or visit for more.

All Breed Rescue & Training is seeking foster or adoptive homes for dogs, and volunteers for special events, office work, maintenance, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Call 264-6460 or visit for more.

Easter Seals Southern Colorado is seeking volunteers for collating and mailing newsletters, office work, special events and other tasks. Call 574-9002 or visit for more.

Indigo Mountain Nature Center, a Lake George sanctuary for captive-born wildlife is seeking volunteers with a variety of skills, including construction, maintenance and fundraising. For more call 748-5550 or visit

Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit or call 638-1424 for more.

Dreampower Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to give pets temporary homes until adopted. All food and veterinary care provided. Call 390-7838 or visit for more.

Another Life Foundation is hosting Volunteer Mentor meetings on recognizing and preventing suicidal behavior. Meets the first Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 216-7238 or visit for more.

Colorado Reptile Humane Society is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. Call 303/776-2070 or visit for more.

Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit for more.

Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Leslie Herzog at 634-5581 ext. 312 for more.

The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 for more.

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600. Volunteers needed to support patients and families in their homes and long-care facilities. Volunteer musicians also needed for inpatient care. Visit or call 633-3400 ext. 603 for more.

TESSA is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative duties, victim advocacy, counseling, crisis management and more. Call 785-6809 for more.

Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit for more.

Out of Town


Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Featuring Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition, through May 20.

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122, Featuring works by Halim Al-Karim, Kris Cox and Christopher Morris through May 19.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/913-0169, Featuring Inspiring Impressionism through May 25. Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt, through July 6. Charles Deas: Telling Tales to 1840s America, May 17 to Aug. 10.


North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, various venues, Hotchkiss, 970/872-8000, $20-$50. Featuring bluegrass, folk, acoustic blues, honky-tonk and old-time music in a family setting with performances, jams, workshops and camping. June 8-10.

recreation & learning

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-3682, $5-$7, free under 5 years. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Italians of Denver exhibit through July 6, 2008.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3580, Featuring 58th Annual Plant Sale, May 11-12. David Rogers' Big Bugs Exhibit through June 24. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Julie Moir Messervy, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, 303/322-7009, $6-$10. Featuring Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World, an exhibit exploring the life and work of the scientist, inventor and diplomat, through May 20.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, Presenting Spectacular Achievements: Audubon's Animals of North America through May 20. Mindscapes though June 10. Spring! through July 8. Showing the film Wolves through August.


The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, $18-$22. Featuring Dog See God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead through June 9.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through Aug. 5.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, $4-$6. Featuring Starship Troy, a live sitcom, every other Tuesday and Wednesday through May 23, 8 p.m. The Heidi Chronicles through May 27.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, Presenting Greg Behrendt, May 18-19. Jo Kay, May 23-27.

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4000, $30-$80. Presenting the musical Wicked through June 3.

special events Rocky Mountain Stamp Show, Holiday Inn DIA, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver, 303/971-0617, Presenting workshops, more than 40 stamp dealers and more. Fri.-Sat., May 18-19, 10 a.m. to noon and 2-4 p.m.


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