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click to enlarge Frameworks Gallery, Bon Shopping Center, 2236 N. - Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Open Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to - 5:30 p.m., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featuring - Light, Voice & Vision, works by Mary-Linn Benning and - Juel Grant. Opening reception with music by Brendan - Hannigan and Madaline Garcia, Fri., Oct. 19, 5-7:30 p.m.
  • Frameworks Gallery, Bon Shopping Center, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Open Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featuring Light, Voice & Vision, works by Mary-Linn Benning and Juel Grant. Opening reception with music by Brendan Hannigan and Madaline Garcia, Fri., Oct. 19, 5-7:30 p.m.

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 Coins, Crown and Conflict through Nov. 30.

Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting African Soul, painters, sculptors and potters interpret Africa, through Oct. 29.

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 Mi Familia, works from the family of Armando and Susanne Olivero, through Oct. 31.

Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Presenting mixed media pieces by Bob Brooks, influenced by his service during the Korean War.

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. Featuring Bad Juju through Oct. 28. 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 Frank, Twisted & Bent, sculptures by Melissa Getz, through Oct. 23. Chicano Magic, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, through Nov. 3. Prt--Gicle, fine, archival inkjet prints, Oct. 19 to Nov. 20. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 26, 5-6 p.m.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring Cyberskins, garments inspired by American Indian powwow regalia and high-tech culture by Bently Spang, through Dec. 12.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by Trever Kadamus through Nov. 1. Ten percent of proceeds donated to a participating non-profit of the buyers' choice.

Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, 975 Garden of the Gods Road, 231-6833. Featuring Musical Journeys, photos of rock and pop music greats by Lillian Kaiser, through Nov. 10.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, Open Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion, selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, through Oct. 28.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Intriguing Web, showcasing works of Pikes Peak Weavers' Guild members, through Nov. 12.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899, Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 2007 Pikes Peak Pastel Society Show.

Cucuru Gallery Caf, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, Featuring Open Space, a show dealing with the concept of space, through Oct. 31.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Couleurs, plein air landscapes, gardens and architecture featuring Bill Duryea, through Oct. 31. Continuing work by Melissa Mohon Papineau.

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 the Limited Edition Bronze Sculptures, by Merry Karraker, through Oct. 25. Joy of Nature, oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, Nov. 5-23. Artist's reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583, Open Tues.-Wed. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Faces in the Crowd, portraiture from the permanent collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, through Jan. 20, 2008.

Fine Art Gallery at CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring spongexsponge, five artists relating absorption in the body with the way we "sponge up" culture, through Nov. 2.

Frameworks Gallery, Bon Shopping Center, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Open Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featuring Light, Voice & Vision, works by Mary-Linn Benning and Juel Grant. Opening reception with music by Brendan Hannigan and Madaline Garcia, Fri., Oct. 19, 5-7:30 p.m.

Green Horse Gallery, 729 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Mischief in Mud, works by Lynn Loftus.

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Odditorium: Works by John Orr, an exhibition of contemporary art, through Nov. 30.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Featuring Anniversary Celebration: Everything New, Oct. 26 to Nov. 15. The former Gunter-Wolff Gallery announces new ownership, new artists and new fine art work. Open house, Fri., Oct. 26, 3-8 p.m. Free floral arranging demos with Carol Zuccaro, Oct. 26-27, 3-6 p.m.

Lasko Fine Art, 113 N. Tejon St., 577-4750, Featuring Geoff Lasko etchings, engravings, giclees and plein air paintings through Oct. 31.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #4, 471-1360, Featuring Blazing Brush: Colors of the High Country, through Oct. 31.

L.I.W. Cargo Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452, Featuring A Little Americana, oil paintings by Frederick R. Hubicki, through Oct. 31.

Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring watercolor paintings by Patricia Nolan through Oct. 31.

Novis Gallery, 206 1/2 N. Tejon St., 633-6903. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring original works by local artists, antique maps and prints.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 387-7212, Featuring They're Everywhere, works by Louise Cutler, Alberto Leopizzi, Elizabeth Northart and others, through Nov. 25.

OpticalReverb at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., 387-7212, Magnum Opus, a benefit for the COPPeR Foundation, Oct. 25 to Nov. 30. Reception with Theatre D'Art and music by Ben Pratt, Thurs., Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371, Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring The Passion of the Figure, works by Herman Raymond, Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan and Thomas J. Owen. Opening reception with "Wines of Italy," Fri., Oct. 19, 6-9 p.m.

Paragon Art Gallery, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Presenting Once Upon a Playground, photography by Brenda Biondo in the Paragon Ballroom, and photos by Russell Wood, through Jan. 5. Featuring the works of Teresa Pacheco, Oct. 29 to Dec. 1.

Pine Creek Gallery, 2419 W. Colorado Ave., 633-6767, Featuring Native American Portraits, by Kirby Sattler, and Colorado Landscapes, by Karol Brown, through Oct. 31.

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.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring the acrylic paintings and pen & ink works of Chris McKnight through Nov. 5.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The World is Flat: Cultural Celebrations with Flat Stanley, in the Buell Children's Museum, through Nov. 3. Representing the West Exhibit and Sale through Oct. 27.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul through Nov. 31.

The Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Featuring paintings and sculpture by R. N. Catron and metal sculpture by Mark Allen Myer through October. Presenting works by Karen Hall, Oct. 26 through November. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 26, 4-8 p.m.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring BULA! Fiji Comes to Colorado, murals and music from the Fijian people, through Oct. 27. 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, through Nov. 17. Sky Sculpture for Peace on the rooftop through Dec. 31.

The Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, Featuring works by painter Donna Dellacroce and ceramic artist Laura Zindel.

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 Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West, works depicting colonization and the resulting mix of cultures, politics and commerce, through Nov. 17.

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.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, $4-$8, members and children under 4 free. Featuring Changing Mines in America, photography by Peter Goin, through Dec. 29.

The Winter-Helmich Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring Photography of Stephen Weaver.

art events
Bad Art Night, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, Free. Learn about the work of Kara Walker and make truly awful work in a poor imitation of her style. Sat., Oct. 20, 5-7 p.m.

Carol McIntyre Studio Gallery Opening, 10710 Teachout Road, Black Forest, 598-3186, Featuring watercolors, pastels, oils and a drawing for a free painting. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 20-21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

RMCLT Annual Art Exhibit and Sale, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave., 447-9300 ext. 5. $25. Featuring a buffet, art show, raffle and holiday gifts. Proceeds will help the Rocky Mountain Community Land Trust provide affordable housing opportunities. Thurs., Oct. 25, 4:30-7 p.m.

ACSI Holiday Fair, Association of Christian Schools International, 731 Chapel Hills Drive, 528-6906. Free. Offering Christmas and Thanksgiving crafts, candles, woodworking items, photography, baked goods and more. Thurs.-Fri., Oct. 25-26, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

22nd annual Exhibition of Quilts and Fine Woodworking, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring dozens of one-of-a-kind quilts and original creations in wood through Oct. 27.

Colachi Arts Classes, 1107 Manitou Ave., No. 11, Manitou Springs, 685-1254. Offering oil painting and pencil drawing classes for all levels, and nude model forums. Call for details.

Auditions & Entries
Thin Air Theatre Company will hold auditions for Angel of the Christmas Mine at the Butte Opera House, Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, on Sun., Oct. 21, 5 p.m. and Mon., Oct. 22, 7 p.m. Casting men, women and children. Call 818/207-5044 or e-mail for more.

The Pueblo Art Guild is seeking entries for its 2007 Annual Photography Show. All photos must be framed and under glass, ready to hang. Submit to 1500 N. Santa Fe, Mineral Palace Park, Pueblo. on Sat.-Sun., Oct. 27-28, noon to 4 p.m. Call 719/543-2455 for more.

Art on South Main Cooperative Gallery is seeking finished works for its 10" art show. Submit pieces no larger than 10" x 10" to 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, on Sun.-Mon., Oct. 28-29, noon to 5 p.m. Entry fee is $5/piece. Call 719/542-6838 for more.

Pikes Peak Writers Contest is seeking entries in eight categories from unpublished fiction writers. A maximum of 400 entries will be accepted through Nov. 1. Entry fees and critiques are $30-$80. Call 531-5723 or visit for more.

Chipita Park Association is seeking applicants for its 6th annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Marcroft Hall, 9105 Chipita Park Road, on Nov. 3-4. Entry is $40 per table. Call 632-5231 for more.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op has an opening for a professional jeweler in their shop and gallery. Visit Commonwheel, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, or for an application. Due Mon., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

Arte Cultural Latino, Inc. is seeking parents and sixth- through eighth-grade students interested in joining a choral group that will learn and perform Spanish songs. Call Roger at 630-8246 for more.

Ahora Dance Company is seeking dancers to become part of the dance company and perform at community and non-profit events. Auditions by appointment only. Call 440-7877 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
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 667-3703. Free. Vets can receive a hot shower, meal, clothing, haircut, health screening and more. Thurs., Oct. 18.

"Grassroots Organizing," Gill Foundation Building, 315 E. Costilla St., RSVP: Learn what grassroots organizing is, why it's important and how to do it. Thurs., Oct. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"Conflict: Do You Lose When You Win?," CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 266-8181. Free. Experience cooperative dispute resolution in action. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7-8:15 p.m.

NAACP Freedom Fund Gala, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 475-7255. $75, sponsorships available. Presenting "Power Beyond Measure" with Colorado Commissioner of Education Dwight Jones, dinner and live music. Sat., Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
American Association of University Women Meeting, CC's Bemis Great Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 590-7237. $15. Presenting "More, More, More! How Do You Like It?" a program by Dave Gardner of Save the Springs, and a buffet dinner. Wed., Oct. 24, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Women's Sexual Abuse Survivor Support Group, Hillsboro at Springs Ranch, 3864 Riviera Grove, 237-4316, $12. Meeting Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 866/768-2232, Free. Colorado Springs support group meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Blazer Ski Club, Valley Hi Golf Course Clubhouse, 610 S. Chelton Road, 577-7755. Learn about the club's upcoming events. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

NAMI Colorado Springs, NAMI Office, 510 E. Willamette Ave., Suite A, 473-8477, Free. A support group for families of persons with mental illness. Meets first and third Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

SnoJets Ski Club, Howard's Pit BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St., The club offers activities for those over 21 including skiing, bike rides, camping, dancing, rafting and more. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

WINGS, 800/373-8671, Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Women's groups on Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group on Thursdays.

NSCA Weightlifting Club, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1885 Bob Johnson Drive, 632-6722. Free. Join others who train and compete in the sport of weightlifting. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:15-5:45 p.m.

Medical Marijuana Support Group, Front Range Americans for Safe Access, 957 E. Fillmore St., 439-0817. Learn if marijuana can help you and how to become legal. Meets every third Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Alcohol Recovery, Red Cloud Serenity Club, 8020 Ute Pass Ave., Cascade, 720/684-1212. Donations accepted. Attend this 12-Step Recovery meeting place with a full meeting schedule. See for schedule.

Socrates Caf, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 488-2370. This adult group discusses philosophy, religions, spirituality and humanity's common threads. Meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m.

Pikes Peak Jugglers, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 477-9978. Free. Join this informal group of jugglers. No membership needed. Sundays, 3-5 p.m.

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.

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.

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, 104 E. Platte Ave., Richard Buchanan; 685-1984. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays, arrive between 6:30-8 p.m. to get into the building.

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.

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
Abstinence Comes to Albuquerque, CC's Worner Campus Center, WES Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, RSVP: Join Planned Parenthood for a film screening and dinner. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

10 Questions for the Dalai Lama, Center for Inner Peace, 740 W. 15th St., Pueblo, $10. Showing the documentary as part of the Weekend of Unity and Peace. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21.

Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604. Free. Featuring Something Like Happiness, a drama/comedy from the Czech Republic with English subtitles. Sat., Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m. Mother of Mine, a drama from Finland and Sweden with English subtitles. Sat., Nov. 17, 7-10 p.m. Madeinusa, a drama from Spain and Peru with English subtitles. Sat., Dec. 15, 7-10 p.m.

Journey to Community Film Series, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717, Free. Presenting the 1942 wartime classic Mrs. Miniver. Sat., Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m.

click to enlarge Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471 - -1360, Featuring Blazing Brush: Colors - of the High Country, through Oct. 31.
  • Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471 -1360, Featuring Blazing Brush: Colors of the High Country, through Oct. 31.

Summer Sojourn, Palmer Lake Town Hall, 28 Valley Crescent, Palmer Lake, 481-3963, Local filmmaker and historian Jim Sawatski will present his documentary on the first Rocky Mountain Chautaqua, which helped establish the area. Sun., Oct. 21, 1, 2 and 3 p.m.

An Evening of Animation Theater, BAC's Venue 515, 55 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 28, $5. Enjoy an evening of the best works from the Siggraph Animation Festival including Academy Award winners. Thurs., Oct. 25, 7-9 p.m.

Warren Miller's Playground, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 576-2626, $17.50. Kick off the winter sports season with Miller's latest extreme sport and ski film. Fri., Nov. 2, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Wines of the World Tasting," Sat., Oct. 20. "French Wine Tasting," Thurs., Oct. 25. "California Wine Tasting," Sat., Oct. 27. Pre-registration is required.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, "Syrah," Oct. 24, 6:30 p.m. "Halloween Prix Fixe Dinner," $40-$60, Oct. 31.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, $45. Featuring "Wines from Napa Valley," Oct. 25, 5:30-8 p.m. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Catamount "On Tap" Fundraiser, One World 2 U, 1120 Elkton Drive. $30-$35. Celebrate inspiring ecological stewardship with food, entertainment, live and silent auctions and fine brews. Thurs., Oct. 25, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Health & Healing
Breast Cancer Detection Panel, Penrose Cancer Center, Conference Rooms A/B/C, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., 776-5555. Free, RSVP by Oct. 15. A panel of medical experts will discuss MRI versus mammogram. Thurs., Oct. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

Wild Oats Events, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099, Offering "Gluten-free Nutrition," Oct. 18, 6 p.m.

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, Presenting "Crystal Bowl Meditation," Oct. 18. "Egyptian Alchemy," Oct. 18 and 25. "Breakthrough Breathwork," Oct. 19. "SRT-Past Life Readings Advanced Class," Oct. 19-21. "Water and the Word: Healing Yourself with Body Balancing," Oct. 23. "Michael Speaks: An Evening with Archangel Michael," Oct. 26. "Halloween & Harvest Floral Designs Workshop," Oct. 27. "Oneness Blessing Deeksha," Oct. 28.

Penrose Flu Shot Clinics, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, 776-5050, $26-$40. Penrose Community Hospital, 3205 N. Academy Blvd., Oct. 20, 22-23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 9. Penrose Hospital, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Nov. 1 & 10.

Memorial Flu Shot Clinics, 444-CARE opt. 4 to confirm vaccine availability. $18-$26. Get a flu shot on a walk-in basis. Memorial Hospital North, Oct. 25, 4-7 p.m. Citadel Mall (by Dillard's), Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Colorado Springs Senior Center, Nov. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Memorial HealthLink, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon. Memorial Urgent Care, Nov. 8, 8-10 a.m. Life After 50 Event, Doubletree Hotel World Arena, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

"Hot Topics in Breast Care," Memorial Administrative Building, Room B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 444-CARE. Free. Presenting talks on the ABCs of DNA and Breast Cancer and New Methods for Self Exam. Thurs., Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

"The Secular Meditation Experience: Stress Reduction without the Gurus," WellPath Resources, 720 N. Main St. #335, Pueblo, 719/821-9200, Free, pre-registration required. Richard Pinneau Ph.D. will lead this stress management workshop. Thurs., Oct. 25, 5:30-7 p.m.

"Movement for Survivors: Reawakening the Body after Trauma," The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., 494-7758. $45/class. Offering "The Body Speaks Its Mind: Authentic Expression," Oct. 28. "Healing the Broken Heart: Trust & Intimacy," Dec. 9. Classes, 6-8:30 p.m.

Low-cost Mammograms, Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder St., 365-5240. $95. Those with no health insurance or a high deductible can schedule a low-cost screening. Call for an appointment through Oct. 31.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0236. Tarot Readings with Sharon Karson, $25, Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays through Oct. 31, 2-6 p.m. "Pathworkings Class," $25, Wed., Nov. 21, 7-8 p.m.

Core Exercise Class, BackRoads Chiropractic, 716 W. Brookside St., 475-9103. Free. Wednesdays through Nov. 14, 4-5 p.m.

VNA Flu Shot Clinics, Visiting Nurses Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., 577-4448, $25-$40. Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Nov. 29, noon to 6 p.m.

TaKeTiNa, Ecospiritual Center, 2502 W. Colorado Ave. #307, 685-1480. Experience the health benefits of simultaneous perception through the polyrhythm journeys of TaKeTiNa. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.

CommuniDance, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 291-3120, Building community through movement and dance. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Taekwondo Classes, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 964-7397. $30. Offered by Rose of Sharon Arts Academy. Tuesdays, 6-8 p.m., and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Classes through Oct. 25.

Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave. #B, 473-7609. Silent sit on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. with orientation, 6:15 p.m. Guided loving kindness meditation, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m.

Yoga for Special Needs, Downtown, Pat: 375-1922. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.

"Yoga that You Can Do" Classes, WellPath Resources, 720 N. Main St. #335, Pueblo, 719/821-9200, $10/each, $30/four. Mondays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. or Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, for more. Presenting Yoga class, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26.

Zen Buddhist Meditation, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 684-0210. Free. Silent meditation with the Springs Mountain Sangha. Newcomers welcome. Mondays, 6:10-7:15 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.

"Exploring the Ancient Christian Faith" Agia Sophia Coffeeshop, 2902 W. Colorado Ave., 473-9238. Free. Discussion with Father Anthony Karbo of Holy Theophany Orthodox Church on the ancient Christian faith and its relevance today. Fourth Sunday of every month.

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

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, Offering classes from baby basics to yoga, smoking cessation and more.

Lectures & Learning
Indy Hour: We Manage What We Measure, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., 577-4545. A conversation on the recently released "Quality of Life" Indicators Report with Howard Brooks, VP of Community Impact at Pikes Peak United Way. Thurs., Oct. 18, 4:45-6 p.m.

"Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Presenting "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Oct. 18 or 25. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Oct. 23. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Oct. 30.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, Offering "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Oct. 18.

"Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region," CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., 636-8923. $8/class. Presenting "Permaculture in the Urban Setting," Thurs., Oct. 18, 6:30 p.m. "Great Vegetables Start with Good Preparation the Previous Fall," Tues., Oct. 23, 2 p.m. and Thurs., Oct. 25, 6:30 p.m.

"Life Among the Clouds: Hot Air Ballooning in the Pikes Peak Region," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Free. Learn about the history and adventures of hot air ballooning. Sat., Oct. 20, 2 p.m.

"3-D Wildflower Photos of the Sangre de Cristos," Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Free. Presenting Wojtek Rychlik of the Colorado Native Plant Society. Mon., Oct. 22, 7-9 p.m.

"Alaskan Adventure," Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 719/481-0475. $5. Watch the story of six adventurers who trekked, climbed and paddled into the Arctic Sea. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Cancer Foundation. Tues., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting "For the Birds" with Rissa Fofter-Bruder from Aiken Audubon on bird migration, winter habits and backyard viewing. Tues., Oct. 23, 6:30-8 p.m.

"Should You Start Your Own Business?" SCORE, 636-3074, $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Penrose Library, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 18. East Library, Dec. 4.

"Business of the Olympics" UCCS Kraemer Family Library, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3068. Free. Matt Farrell of USA Swimming and Dr. Eric Olson of UCCS will discuss the changing landscape of Olympic sports and marketing the Olympics. Wed., Oct. 25, 12:15-1:45 p.m.

Indy Hour: Smokefree, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., Lynette Regan: 578-3196. Free. A roundtable discussion on the economic and health effects of the 2006 Colorado Clean Indoor Air Act as well as efforts to create smoke-free housing. Thurs., Oct. 25, 4:45-6 p.m.

Voices of America Lecture Series, CSU Pueblo, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo, 719/549-2810. Free. Presenting Professor Ronald Takaki, Nov. 13. Presidential commentator Doris Kearns Goodwin, Feb. 19, 2008. Professor James Loewen, May 12, 2008.

Feng Shui and Floral Classes, School of Inner Health, 1 Lovers Lane, Manitou Springs, 964-8109. $50/class. Learn the principles of feng shui or floral design. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. or Sundays, 2-5:30 p.m.

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

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.

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

Literary Events
Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012. Margaret Johnson will discuss and sign Seven Fairies. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Local author M.J. Brett will discuss and sign her World War II thrillers, Thurs., Oct. 23, 6 p.m.

Author Fest of the Rockies, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 578-3005, $5-$25. Featuring over 30 Colorado authors offering workshops and presentations. Proceeds benefit the Manitou Springs Carnegie Library. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 18-20.

All Pikes Peak Reads Finale Party, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Free. Enjoy food, games and prizes to celebrate the completion of this community-wide literary project featuring Zorro. Fri., Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m.

Author Fest Booksigning, The Cliff House at Pikes Peak, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. Frederick L. Morris will read and sign I've Always Known. Sat., Oct. 20, 10-10:45 a.m.

Colorado Book Signing, Cheyenne Mountain State Park Visitor Center, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2016, Local author Jeremy Agnew will sign Colorado Above Treeline. Sat., Oct. 20, 1-4 p.m.

Borders Events, Borders-Chapel Hills Mall presents Paco Ahlgren signing Discipline, Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 389-6607, Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors. Salman Rushdie, Sun., Oct. 21, 7 p.m. Jessy Randall, CC's McHugh Commons, Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Kate Northrup, CC's McHugh Commons, Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Book an Adventure: Adult Reading Program, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, Free. Read eight books in eight weeks to win prizes, food, coffee mugs and gas cards. Oct. 22 to Dec. 17.

Quills & Owls: The Final Chapter Party, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. This Harry Potter-themed event will transform the academy into a wizardry school with a potions lab, real owls, a trivia contest and more. Wed., Oct. 24, 6-8 p.m.

Freestyle, Poetry, Spoken Word: Open Mic Nights, Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-2091. Free. All readers are welcome to read their favorites or present their own works. Fridays, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

"luvsaverb" Open Mic Poetry, Village Inn Restaurant, 5790 S. Carefree Circle, 233-1698, Free. Open to all who want to read or listen. Second and fourth Saturdays, 9-11 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 ext. 1206, Free. Reading books from Great Conversations 2, edited by Daniel Born and Donald Whitfield. Second Thursday of the month, 6:45-9 p.m.

The Music of William Bolcom, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. CC faculty will perform music of the Pulitzer Prize- and Grammy Award-winning composer, Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Los Straitjackets with Big Sandy, Thirsty Parrot, 32 S. Tejon St., 473-4801, $13-$30. A Music Company and KRCC Concerts present national recording artists. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7-10 p.m.

Sanjoy Bandopadhyay, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, Free. Presenting a sitar and tabla concert. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Etown Radio Show Taping, CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 473-4801, $15-$20. Performances by Loudon Wainwright III and Bettye Lavette. Fri., Oct. 19, 7-9:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Events, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $15-$52. Presenting Beloved Brahms Concerto, Oct. 20, 8 p.m. and Oct. 21, 2:30 p.m. Symphonie Fantastique, Nov. 17-18. Smetana: The Moldau, Jan. 12-13. Thrilling Tchaikovsky, Feb. 9-10. Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, March 15-16. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, April 12-13.

Pueblo Symphony Presents A Family Series Concert: Symphony for Kids, CSU-Pueblo's Hoag Recital Hall, Art/Music Building, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/545-7967. $10. Violinist Michael Ludwig will headline the concert, playing the "The Music of Spain." Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Friends House Concerts, 329-1644, Presenting Zoe Lewis with Kate Wolf, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15. Patty Larkin, Sun., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., $20. Catie Curtis, Sun., March 16, 7 p.m., $20. Chris Smither, Fri., April 11, 7 p.m., $25.

Big Band Sunday, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St., 964-7977. $6-$10, 18 and under free. Featuring the New Century Big Band. Bring a non-perishable food donation for $2 discount. Benefits Care and Share Food Bank. Sun., Oct. 21, 3 p.m.

Brahms & Schumann Festival: Music Salon Series, 8 Broadmoor Hills Blvd., Abe Minzer: 439-4630. $23. This house concert series features 15 Front Range musicians, food and drink in a casual setting. Sundays, Oct. 21 to Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic, various venues, 685-6468, $6-$18. Presenting Beethoven and the Wild West at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., Oct. 21, 3 p.m. Living Christmas Tree, Dec. 14-16, 7 p.m. Romantic Europe, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. Lost in the Woods, April 13, 3 p.m. Spring Fantasy, May 18, 3 p.m.

American Voices: A Journey Down the River with Huck Finn, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, $5. Pueblo Children's Chorale, Pueblo School District 70 and Colorado Children's Chorale will present a musical representation of life on the Mississippi with Huck Finn. Tues., Oct. 23, 7 p.m.

Cliff Eberhardt House Concert, Downtown Colorado Springs. $25. Critically acclaimed musician Cliff Eberhardt. Potluck dinner will begin the evening. Send checks (made out to Cliff Eberhardt) to Karen Rowan, P.O. Box 165, Manitou Springs, CO 80829. Sat. Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.

World Arena Concerts, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, James Taylor, Fri., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Blue Man Group, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Evanescence, Sun., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Trans Siberian Orchestra, Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Concerts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Presenting Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Presenting Curtis Adams: Magic that Rocks, Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Go Diego Go Live!, Oct. 23-24, 4 & 7 p.m. Evita, Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m. and Oct. 26, 8 p.m. Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Rodney Carrington, Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

The Honeymoon Period is Officially Over, Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, $16. Gemma Wilcox portrays over 20 characters in this solo theater performance. Thurs.-Sat., Oct. 18-20, 8 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, Featuring Fiddler on the Roof, $8-$25 (with dinner option), Oct. 19-21 and 26-27. Rabbit Hole, $8-$25 (with dinner option), Nov. 9-11 and 17-18.

D.K. Molar: The Devious Dentist, Sunnyside Christian Church, 2025 N. Murray Blvd., 596-1659. $5-$70. Characters for Christ present this dinner theater melodrama. Fri., Oct. 19, 6 p.m., Sat., Oct. 20, 3 p.m., and Sun., Oct. 21, 6 p.m.

Tick...Tick...BOOM!, Silver Moon, 117 E. Las Vegas St., $7-$10. A musical telling the story of Rent creator Jonathan Larsen and his friends as they struggle in New York City. Proceeds benefit Self Defense for Abuse Victims Foundation. Sat., Oct. 20, 5 and 8 p.m.

TRIAD-Poetry, Music and Song, Celebration Place, Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive E., 475-0498. $7.50-$10. Join performance artist Blair, Poet Laureate Stacy Dyson, and musician/producer Anthony Graham. Sat., Oct. 20, 6:30-9 p.m.

The Magic of John Bryan & Miche'le, Wasson High School Auditorium, 2115 Afton Way, 659-8984. $5-$12. Presenting a magic show for the whole family. Proceeds benefit the Wasson Arts Magnet Program. Sat., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Masters at the MAT Workshop Series, Manitou Art Theater, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, $30. Gemma Wilcox will lead "Honesty Unleashed," a workshop devoted to generating ideas for solo performances. Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to noon.

Little Women of Orchard House, Sunrise Connections Center, 4005 Vance Lee View, 282-9101, $8. The Academy of Children's Theatre will present a stage version of the classic book Little Women. Sun., Oct. 21, 1 p.m. and Mon.-Tues., Oct. 22-23, 7 p.m.

Shopping and F*cking, UCCS Osborne Studio Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 216-2867, $5-$10. A dark and dramatic comedy about relationships that have been boiled down to transactions. Fridays-Sundays, through Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

9th annual Gay & Lesbian Theatre Festival, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 636-5089, $10-$25. Presenting The Laramie Project, The Normal Heart and The Amazing Amazon All-Stars. Runs through Oct. 27.

Arnold Hall Theater Events, U.S. Air Force Academy, 333-4497, Presenting Cirque Le Masque, $35-$40, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Peter Pan, $15-$42, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Cats, $27-$47, March 7-8, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Blast, $25-$45, April 5, 7:30 p.m. I Love a Piano, $20-$35, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

FAC Theatre Events, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, $24-$29. Presenting Brighton Beach Memoirs, through Oct. 28. A Christmas Carol, Nov. 30 to Dec. 23. Sunday in the Park with George, Jan. 25 to Feb. 17. Fuddy Meers, March 21 to April 6. Beauty and the Beast, May 9 to June 1.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, Presenting Hypnotist Jac Rene, through Oct. 28.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, $12-$22. Featuring Doubt: A Parable, Nov. 1-18. The Santaland Diaries, Dec. 6-23. Blithe Spirit, Jan. 31 to Feb. 17. Dal Al-Harb, March 13 to April 6. 9 Parts of Desire, March 20 to April 5. Playboy of the Western World, April 24 to May 3.

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  • L.I.W. Cargo Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452, Featuring A Little Americana, oil paintings by Frederick R. Hubicki, through Oct. 31.

Cripple Creek Theatre Events, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, $9-$14. Thin Air Theatre Company presents Dr. Jekyll's Medicine Show, through Oct. 31. Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m. and Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m.

"Whose Line Is It?" with Felonius Monks Improv Comedy Troupe, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., 360-3786. Free. Presenting a weekly comedy night. Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

dance parties & workshops
International Dance Club, 2242 Busch Ave., 633-0195, Featuring ballroom dancing to the music of Bill Emery 5-Spot, $8-$10, Fri., Oct. 19, 8-11 p.m.

Bellydance Intermediate Class, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, Free. Learn to dance, get fit and feel sexy. E-mail to register. Sat., Oct. 20, 11:30 a.m.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 578-8979. $4-$8. Featuring live music and fun, easy dances. All dances taught. Sat., Oct. 20, 7 p.m.

Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, $5. Basic instruction followed by dancing the waltz, fox trot, rumba, samba, tango, swing, salsa, disco or cha-cha. Singles welcome, casual dress. Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Instruction, 7 p.m.

Hot Salsa Lessons, Union Depot, 132 W. B St., Pueblo, 719/545-2080. $5. Dance instructor Ginger Pickerel will teach, followed by an open dance floor. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7-11 p.m.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., Arthur: 634-3029. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, cha-cha, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.

Hip Hop Workshop and Jam, Ormao Center for Contemporary Dance, 611 N. Royer St., 471-9759, Join our positive hip hop community and practice Bboying/Bgirling. First Saturday of the month. Workshop, 11 a.m. to noon. Jam, noon to 1 p.m.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Lessons, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road, 632-4055, $7/drop-in. Beginner Dance Classes, Tuesdays through Dec. 22, 7-8 and 8-9 p.m. Intermediate, Wednesdays. Advanced, Thursdays.

Ballroom Dance Classes, The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., Leslie: 635-7230. $30 for 5-week session. Learn basic ballroom dances and steps. No partner necessary. Mondays, 7-8 p.m.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Two & Threes Outdoors: Ears and Eyes," Oct. 18. "PJs in the Park Overnight: Camping Adventures," Oct. 19-20. "Nature Adventures: Reduce-Reuse-Recycle," Oct. 24.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Offering "Nature Explorers: Going Batty," Oct. 18. "Zebulon Pike Bicentennial Re-enactment," Oct. 20. "Nocturnal Neighbors Night Hike," Oct. 26. "Teddy Bear Picnic," Oct. 27.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2251, Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. $6/car. Kids' classes for ages 3-5 at 9 a.m. Offering "Bird Song," Oct. 18. "Fall Leaves," Oct. 25. "Creatures of the Night: Halloween Program," Oct. 26, 6:30-9:30 p.m. "Sharpen Your Senses," Nov. 1. "Prairie Dog Party," Nov. 8. "Tracking Turkeys," Nov. 15.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, Open Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering "Babes in the Woods," Oct. 20. "Intro to Birds of North Cheyenne Cañon," Oct. 20 and 27, 1 p.m. "Stratton Open Space Guided Hike," Oct. 28. "Colorado Evergreens for Kids," Nov. 3 and 17. "National Audubon Society Bird Count," Dec. 15.

Ski Shop Swap Benefit, The Ski Shop, 1422 S. Tejon St., 636-3355. Consign your equipment (through Oct. 19) with a portion of the sales fee benefiting VIBeS (Visually Impaired and Blind Skiers). Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fall Gear Swap, El Paso County Search and Rescue, 3950 Interpark Drive, 332-9990. Buyers $1, sellers free. Buy, sell and trade backpacking, climbing, skiing and outdoor gear. Sat., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to noon.

Special Events
Howl-o-ween Dog Wash-A-Thon, Wag n' Wash Healthy Pet Center, 1625 W. Uintah St., 264-6460, Minimum donation $10. All-Breed Rescue & Training volunteers will wash and dry your dog for donations while you enjoy a bake sale treat. Fri., Oct. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

CASA Cocktail Party & Auction, The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St.,, 447-9898 ext. 1002. $15. Featuring hors d'oeuvres, wine, live music, games and an auction to benefit CASA's Annual Drive to Thrive for Children. Fri., Oct. 19, 5 p.m.

Holiday Festival and Bake Sale, Salvation Army Community Center, 908 Yuma St., 635-2838. $3-$5. Holiday crafts, gift items and baked goods will be available, along with a fried chicken dinner on Friday. Fri., Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Assistance League of Colorado Springs Annual Fun Fair, Masonic Center, 1150 Panoramic Drive, 597-2675, $15. Featuring a luncheon, style show with the Bargain Box Boutique, and a raffle, which will benefit Operation School Bell. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 19-20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Dreampower Glowgolf Benefit, GlowGolf, Chapel Hills Mall upper level, 593-2925. $3-$6. Mention Dreampower while checking in to play glow-in-the-dark mini-golf and half of your admission will go to the animal rescue. Sat., Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Barktoberfest, 2360 Montebello Square Drive, 522-9000. This dog event features a costume contest, bobbing for biscuits, doggie body art and more. Sat., Oct. 20, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Public Star Party, Bear Creek Park East Garden Parking Lot, Rio Grande and 21st Streets, 359-9873, Free. Colorado Springs Astronomical Society hosts a public viewing beginning at sunset. Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30-11 p.m.

Youth & Family
Mind Seizure Haunted House, indoors at the Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave., 527-3787, $13. Professional local actors wait to terrify their victims. Oct. 18-21 and 25-31, 7 p.m.

Manitou Springs Public Library Storytimes, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, Enjoy weekly stories, fingerplays and songs for children birth through 5 years. Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. "Fall Leaves," Oct. 18. "Not So Scary Halloween," Oct. 25.

"The Zorro Experience," Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, Free. Activities include fencing, mask making and dancing with swords. Briargate Branch and Cheyenne Mountain Branch, Sat., Oct. 20. Penrose Library, Sun., Oct. 21.

Safety Day in the Old North End, Parish Hall of Corpus Christi Catholic Church, 2318 N. Cascade Ave., 633-7998. Free. Offering workshops on home, Internet, personal, Halloween and fire safety as well as child ID cards, bike and trike rodeo, car seat station, valuables etching service and more. Sat., Oct. 20, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Business of Being Born, East Library Community Room, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 331-1292, $7.50. A screening of the film, which documents childbirth and birthing options. Sun., Oct. 21, 1 p.m.

Haunted Mines, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0800, $13.50-$20. Ride the "hellevator" into the depths of the mines and experience 26 acres of terror. Not recommended for children under 12. Runs through Oct. 31, 7 p.m.

"Mothersong," Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-0520. $5-$10, kids free. Offering a multi-cultural sing-along for families with children 0-3 years old. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Family Fun Nights, Manitou Springs Public Library, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, Presenting local performers, stories, arts & crafts and snacks. First Thursday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Volunteer Opportunities
The Southern Colorado Pajama Program is seeking donations of new pajamas and books to deliver to abandoned and abused children living in group homes and foster care. Call 201-1497 or visit for more.

Chins Up is looking for foster parents to provide safe and loving homes to neglected or abused children. Training, support and financial reimbursement is provided. Call Jennifer at 327-2013 or visit for more.

Operation Christmas Child is seeking donations for its Christmas gift project that reaches kids in over 100 countries. Call 260-9356 or see for instructions on packing a shoe-box gift with toys, necessities, school supplies, candy and a letter of support.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers to become a child's "voice in court" and help an abused or neglected child. No legal background needed. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit for more.

The American Cancer Society is seeking cancer survivors and volunteers with caring hearts to visit with newly diagnosed cancer patients. Training provided. Call 635-5101 opt. 3 for an application or information.

Operation Care Package is seeking support in fulfilling its mission of sending weekly letters of support and care packages to soldiers who are serving overseas. See for more.

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

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Call 495-3908 for more.

Catholic Charities Life Support Center is seeking volunteers to receive and sort donations and help clients check out once they receive baby items. Call 866-6443 for more.

PEAK Parent Center is seeking volunteers to assist with general office tasks such as collating information packets, answering phones and data entry. Training is provided. Call 531-9400 or visit 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. Call 888/260-6330 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.

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

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

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

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 Jennifer at 442-6336 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. Check for a current list of volunteer opportunities. E-mail 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

art galleries
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Featuring Colorado Watercolor Society's State Watermedia Exhibition through Nov. 11.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000, Featuring Artisans & Kings: Selected Treasures from the Louvre through Jan. 6.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922, Featuring Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, through Nov. 4.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, Featuring Una Casa Para el Muerto (A Home for the Dead) art celebrating Day of the Dead, through Nov. 2.

Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401, Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free to members, $4 guests. Featuring Muiz: Remastered, photographs from the West Collection, through Jan. 20. Spanish Happy Hour, Fri., Oct. 19, 5-8 p.m.

SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presenting Revealing the Magic: Printmaking through Nov. 9. Printmaking workshops, $20-$25, "Block Printing," Oct. 22, 24 and 26. "Monotypes," Oct. 29, 31 and Nov. 2. "Etching," Nov. 5, 7 and 9.

Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, Presenting Kevin Kling and Jeffrey Lent, Oct. 19.

University of Denver Writers Series, Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Illif Ave., Denver, $38-$49. Presenting Claire Messud, Tues., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. Erik Larson, Tues., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Anna Quindlen, Tues., March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Featuring Molly O'Brien and Rich Moore, Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Plaid Tidings, featuring the Forever Plaid quartet. Nov. 13 to Dec. 23.

recreation & learning
"Preserving Family Papers," Stephen H. Hart Library, second floor of the Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-4600. Free. Learn to properly preserve letters, scrapbooks, diaries, family photos and more. Mon., Oct. 22, 9 a.m. to noon.

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 Contested Lands: Photographs around the Picket Wire through June 1.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500, Presenting "Desert Beauties for Front Range Gardens" with Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Colorado Residents' Free Day, Oct. 22.

Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 303/973-3705, $5-$8. Get lost in an 8.5-acre corn maze. Fridays, 4-9 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 8 p.m., through Oct. 28.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 6.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, Presenting My Home Planet Earth through Oct. 21.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Featuring Children's Theater: Miss Nelson is Missing! through Nov. 2. Defiance, through Nov. 4. La Cage aux Folles, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Of Mice and Men, Jan. 29 to March 9. Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue, March 6-23. House of Blue Leaves, April 8 to May 11. Altar Boyz, April 22 to June 15. Buddy...The Buddy Holly Story, July 5 to Aug. 10.

The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, Featuring The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), $15-$20, through Oct. 27.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, Presenting open mic theme Your Dream, My Nightmare, Oct. 22. Macbeth, the classic play set in the Wild West, Oct. 20 to Nov. 17. Starship Troy, featuring the motley space crew, $5-$7, Oct 23 to April 23.

Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock St., Denver, 303/620-4933. $10. Featuring Ghostlight, theatrical ghost tales based on real-life events, Oct. 19-21, 26-28 and 31, 7 p.m. Christmas Teas for the Holidays, enjoy museum tours followed by a tea, $14-$18, Dec. 8-19.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, Presenting Kevin Nealon, Oct. 19-20. Bill Bellamy, Oct. 25-27. Matt Kirshen and Debra DiGiovanni, Nov. 2-3. Andrew Dice Clay, Nov. 9-10. Charlie Murphy, Nov. 16-18.

Denver Center for Performing Arts, Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, Presenting Dirty Rotten Scoundrels through Oct. 28. Pride and Prejudice, Nov. 16 to Dec. 15.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, Presenting From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, $12, Sun., Oct. 21, 2 p.m. Beauty and the Beat, Feb. 8-24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.

special events
Carle Whitehead Memorial Award Dinner, Denver Marriott City Center, 1701 California St., Denver, 303/777-5482 ext. 105, $225. The American Civil Liberties Union will be honoring award recipients who have dedicated a lifetime of work to protecting civil rights in Colorado. Sat., Oct. 20, 5:30-9 p.m.


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