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click to enlarge 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.
  • 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.

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 Chicano Magic, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, through Nov. 3. Prt--Gicle, fine, archival inkjet prints, through 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. Paintings by Marie Baehr and pottery by Roger Fenton, Nov. 3-30. Opening reception, Sat., Nov. 3, 4-9 p.m.

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.

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.

InHouse Studios, 1363 Pecan St. Featuring Look Into Our Faces, portraits by local professional photographers. (Exhibit will move to Antlers Hilton Hotel the following week.) Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 6-8 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.

Mountain Living Studio, 714 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Featuring Fourth Year Anniversary Show, works by Mary Cohagan, Jean Houghton, Paul Hanke, Allen Thornton and Liese Martin, Nov. 2-11. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8:30 p.m.

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, $20-$25. 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.

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.

Penrose Library, Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333, Featuring The Bob McIntyre Story, photo portraits of more than 150 of the world's most rich and famous people. Opening talk and reception, Sun., Oct. 28, 2-4 p.m.

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. $20-$25. Featuring An Inspirational Journey, Nov. 2 to Jan. 18. Opening reception with food, bar and music to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.

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 C-Springs Thirteen, limited edition prints, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1. Extraordinary Manitou, works by Charles H. Rockey, Ken & Tina Riesterer, Jermaine Rogers and more, Nov. 2 to Dec. 12. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.

The Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, Featuring Fall Exhibit, paintings and bronzes by local and regional artists.

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.

Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., Featuring Huichol Visions, a collection of Huichol bead work.

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.

WeUsOur Artist's Market, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9702. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Things That Go Bump in the Night, the weird, wild and sometimes dark vision of Jeff DeMers, Chris Bullock and Rex Pillager.

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
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.

Arts on the Avenue, Pikes Peak Community Foundation, 730 N. Nevada Ave., 389-1251. $20 suggested donation. Offering a preview of the artists' Studio Tour and Sale with 18 artists representing 12 studios. Fri., Oct. 26, 6-9 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.

Fine Art Nude Workshop, Antlers Hilton Hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave., Work with master photographer Alan Miller. Sat., Oct. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Negative Painting in Watercolor, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 31. $40. Learn painting techniques with Gloria Jean Countryman. Tues., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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
Beacham Gallery of Art is seeking for artists for its November 11th exhibit. All styles will be considered. No entry or exhibit fees. Paintings must be framed. Call 390-6685 or visit the gallery at 2002 Monteagle St. for more.

Dynamix, a teen vocal group, has openings for one girl and three boys ages 13-16. Performances include vocal jazz, pop standards and Christmas music. Training in group singing along with solo opportunities. Call Jeannie at 303/466-8275 or visit to join a rehearsal or learn more.

The Gallery at Paragon is seeking artists to display their work in the Paragon Royal Ballroom as well as Cedars Jazz Club at 3125 Sinton Road. Open to all ideas and styles. Call Ron Goldman at 510-1450 for more.

Commonwheel Artists Cooperative has openings for professional jewelers and wall artists for its shop and gallery in Manitou Springs. Call 685-1008 or visit 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.

Art on South Main Cooperative Art Gallery is seeking entries for a miniature (10" x 10") art show and sale running November through December. Submit finished works at the gallery, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, on Oct. 28-29, noon to 5 p.m. Call 719/542-6838 for more.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center Theatre Company announces auditions for Stephen Sondheim's Sunday in the Park with George on Oct. 29-30, 6:30-10:30 p.m. Strong actors/singers ages 13-50 needed. Prepare 16-32 bars of music, resume and headshot. Call 477-4387 for an appointment.

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.

WeUsOur Artist's Market is seeking entries in its Handmade for the Holidays show. Call 685-9702 or submit entries to 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, by Nov. 10 to be considered for the holiday market.

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.

Colorado Balloon Classic is seeking entries in its 2008 logo design contest. Winner will receive a flight for two people in the 2008 Colorado Balloon Classic. Entries are due Nov. 30. Visit 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
Take Back the Night Walk & Chili Supper, St. Michael's Catholic Church, 574 Eighth St., Calhan, Join this walk to make our streets safe. Indoor activities for kids if weather cancels the walk. Sun., Oct. 28, 5 p.m.

Manitou Springs Historic Preservation Commission Public Workshop, City Hall, Council Chambers, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4398. Give your input on plans to revise the city's historic design guidelines. Thurs., Nov. 1, 6 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
Omega Showboat Extravaganza, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 576-5900, $30. The Xi Pi Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity presents an evening of live entertainment, food and dancing to raise funds for college scholarships. Sat., Oct. 27, 6 p.m.

PILLAR's Philosophical Caf, 633-4991, Offering community groups for stimulating discussion on thought-provoking topics. Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., Tuesdays, 10 a.m. PILLAR Classroom, 20 E. Rio Grande St., Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m. Calvary United Methodist Church, 4210 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Thursdays, 10 a.m.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-8347, Free. Thurs., Nov. 1, novices, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh Special Interest Groups, Voelker Training Room, 5026 N. Academy Blvd., 570-7294, Free. Get answers and tips related to Mac computers. Sat., Nov. 3, Mac Users, 10 a.m. to noon; OS X Group, noon to 2 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.

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.

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.

click to enlarge Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Chicano Magic, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, through Nov. 3. Prt--Gicle, fine, archival inkjet prints, through Nov. 20. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 26, 5-6 p.m.
  • Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Chicano Magic, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, through Nov. 3. Prt--Gicle, fine, archival inkjet prints, through Nov. 20. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 26, 5-6 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.

Film & Video
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.

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and CC's Armstron Hall, 226-0450, $35-$95. Presenting the best documentary films by and about women, with visiting filmmakers. Nov. 2-4.

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.

Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604. Free. Featuring 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.

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

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.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Offering "Anti-Halloween Celebration Dinner," $40-$60, Oct. 31. "Australian Wine Dinner," $65, Nov. 5.

First Thursday Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $12-$17. Featuring "Wines from Chile and Argentina." Thurs., Nov. 1, 5-8 p.m.

Garden of the Gods Gourmet Open House, 2825 W. Cucharras St., 471-2799. Sample products and shop for the holidays. Nov. 9-11. Fri.-Sat., 10 a. m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Health & Healing
"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.

Taize Service, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 635-3549, A service of prayer, chants and silence open to all faith traditions. Thurs., Oct. 25, 7-8 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.

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.

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, Presenting "Egyptian Alchemy," Oct. 25. "Michael Speaks: An Evening with Archangel Michael," Oct. 26. "Halloween & Harvest Floral Designs Workshop," Oct. 27. "Oneness Blessing Deeksha," Oct. 28. "Witches & Halloween: Sahain & the Pagan New Year," Oct. 29.

"Embodying the Soul Workshop," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 630-7862. Introductory program by donation, Fri., Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m. Workshop, Sat., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 5 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.

"Journey Through Cancer" Seminar, Penrose Cancer Center, Room A/B/C, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., 776-5555. Free, but must RSVP. Learn about cancer and related treatments, programs and services. Light dinner included. Wed., Oct. 30, 4:30-6 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.

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

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 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.

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: 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.

"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.

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

"Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Presenting "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Oct. 25. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Oct. 30.

"The Land and the Spirit: Why We All Care about Israel," Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 634-2345, Learn about Israel and its place in the world and in your heart. Tuesdays, Oct. 30 to Dec. 4.

Indy Hour: How Will UCCS Change between Today and 2020?," Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., 577-4545, Free. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will answer audience questions and discuss the future of the college and its impact on the community. Thurs., Nov. 1, 4:45-6 p.m.

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

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 read and sign Seven Fairies, Thurs., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. Erin Mirabellka will read and sign Gertie Goat's Great Big Bike Race, Tues., Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., Presenting Donis Casey signing The Drop Edge of Yonder, Thurs., Oct. 25, 7 p.m. P.A. Ritzer signing 7 Ox 7: A Story of Some Ways in the West, Sat., Oct. 27, noon. Charles Rush signing One Turn of the Cards, Sun., Oct. 28, 2 p.m.

"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. Sat., Oct. 27, 9-11 p.m.

"Marketing Your Own Book," Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 31, $20. Kenneth Guentert introduces you to book marketing techniques that are inexpensive, effective and appropriate to your goals. Wed., Oct. 31, 2-3:30 p.m.

PPW Fall Fundraiser Booksigning, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon St., 531-5723, Pikes Peak Writers will host Ronald Cree, Frank Dorchak, Beth Groundwater, Linda LeBlanc, Charlie Rush, Robert Spiller and Sarah Vigil Swiger. Thurs., Nov. 1, 6 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.

Pikes Peak Writers Fall Workshop, Candlewood Suites, 6450 N. Academy Blvd., 531-5723, $65-$85. Presenting "Scaring Your Readers" with Ed Bryant, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem and Carrie Vaughn. Sat., Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Booksigning, 5-6 p.m.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 389-6607, Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors. 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, through Dec. 17.

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.

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. Thurs., Oct. 25, 5:30 p.m.

Cowboys Niteclub Concerts, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-1212. Presenting Taylor Swift, $15-$19. Sat., Oct. 27. Tracy Byrd, Sat., Nov. 11.

Dotsero, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 719/481-0475, $12-$15. Presenting the smooth jazz of Denver's Dotsero. Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Events, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., Presenting Halloween Spooktacular featuring Night on Bald Mountain and Danse Macabre, $9-$15, Sun., Oct. 28, 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.

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. 28 to Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin, Jimbo's Take 2, 2427 N. Union Blvd., 473-4801, $20-$25. Presenting national recording artist Bob Margolin. Sun., Oct. 28, 6-9 p.m.

US Air Force Academy Band Chamber Recital Series, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring Wild Blue Country. Tues., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday Musicale Recital, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 577-4556. $5. Featuring students and faculty of the conservatory with vocal artists from the Central City Opera Association. Tues., Oct. 30, 7 p.m.

Tab Benoit, Thirsty Parrot, 32 S. Tejon St., 473-4801, $20-$40. Presenting blues musician Tab Benoit. Tues., Oct. 30, 7-10 p.m.

PPCC Halloween Concert, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-3135. Free. Halloween Concert featuring voice, piano and guitar students, Wed., Oct. 31, 8 p.m.

Thursday Night Recital Series, The Colorado Springs School, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747 ext. 510. $10-$15. Amy Sue Hardy will sing songs of the 1920s and 1930s. Thurs., Nov. 1, 7:30 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.

An Evening with Grass It Up and One Way Out, BAC's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 10. $10-$15. The Team presents a Day of the Dead celebration with bluegrass favorites Grass It Up and Colorado jam band One Way Out. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

Joe Uveges CD Release Concerts, $12-$15. Performing each night with special guests. First Congregational Church, 30 E. St. Vrain St. Fri., Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m. and High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, 1825 Dominion Way, Sat., Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m.

PPCC Faculty Recital, Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-3135. Free. Featuring the music of American composers. Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

Friends House Concerts, 329-1644, Presenting 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.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic, various venues, 685-6468, $6-$18. Presenting 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.

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 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.

Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., 685-1864. Presenting a Murder Mystery Dinner featuring Red Herring Productions interactive theater, Oct. 26, 7 p.m., $60 per person, 5-course dinner includes dessert and coffee. Cash bar.

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

The Heidi Chronicles, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., 573-7411, $12-$15. Presenting a Star Bar Players production. Oct. 26 to Nov. 11. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m. No matinee Oct. 28.

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.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Performing Arts Series, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Presenting Flamenco Vivo Carlota Santana, Tues., Oct. 30, 7:30 p.m. The Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. The Count Basie Orchestra, Tues., March 11, 7:30 p.m. I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin, Wed. April 2, 7:30 p.m. Chanticleer, Sun., May 4, 4 p.m.

Murder Mystery Dinner, The Melting Pot, 30-A E. Pikes Peak Ave., 385-0300. $60. Enjoy a four-course dinner and murder mystery performed by Red Herring Productions. Wed., Oct. 31, 6-10 p.m.

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.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, Presenting Hypnotist Jac Rene, through Oct. 28. TC Hatter & Marcianne, Oct. 31 to Nov. 4.

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.

click to enlarge OpticalReverb at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., 387-7212, $20-$25. 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.
  • OpticalReverb at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., 387-7212, $20-$25. 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.

"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
Halloween Dance, International Dance Club, 2242 Busch Ave., 633-0195, $7-$9. Featuring dancing to live music and a costume contest. Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30-11 p.m.

Bellydance Level 2 Class, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, $15/ea., $40/series. Dance your body fit. Begins Sat., Oct. 27, 11:30 a.m.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, $1-$5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, mixers, country waltz, cowboy cha-cha, easy squares and more. Family environment. Singles welcome. Sat., Oct. 27, 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.

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.

Skate Park Public Input Meeting, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., Jeff: 385-6523. Help design a new skate park to accommodate inline skaters, bicyclists and skateboarders in Memorial Park. Tues., Oct. 30 and Wed. Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

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.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Offering "Nocturnal Neighbors Night Hike," Oct. 26. "Teddy Bear Picnic," Oct. 27. "Nature Explorer: Woody Woodpeckers," Nov. 1. "Autumn Night Hike," Nov. 2. "Leaf Critter Crafts," Nov. 3. "Little Wonders: Spiders," Nov. 6. "Kids Night Out," Nov. 9.

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 "Fantastic Forests," Oct. 27. "Intro to Birds of North Cheyenne Cañon," Oct. 28. "Guided Hike: Stratton Open Space," Oct. 28. "Colorado Evergreens for Kids," Nov. 3 and 17. "Trains of the Pikes Peak Region," Nov. 4. "Wild about Wildlife," Nov. 10. "Guided Hike: Gold Camp Road," Nov. 11. "National Audubon Society Bird Count," Dec. 15.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "Pumpkin Carving and Jack-o-Lantern Trail," Oct. 27. "Pollinators of the Pikes Peak Region," Nov. 3. "Nature Adventures: Animals Nobody Loves," Nov. 7. "De-Myth-ification," Nov. 10. "T is for Turkey," Nov. 15.

Special Events
Emma Crawford Memorial Coffin Parade & Races, Downtown Manitou Springs, 685-5089, Free. Enjoy the parade and coffin races down Manitou Avenue followed by "Emma's Victorian Wake" at Miramont Castle. Fri., Oct. 26, parade and races, noon to 3 p.m.; wake, 6-9 p.m.

International Adoption Seminar, Catholic Charities of Colorado Springs, 228 N. Cascade Ave., 866-6535. Hear from an accredited international agency specializing in adoption of children from Russia and China. Registration required. Fri., Oct. 26, 7-9 p.m.

Costume Party and Dance, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6229. $10. Put on your Halloween costume and dancing shoes and meet fellow singles. Fri., Oct. 26, 7 p.m.

Alternative Gift Fair, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 576-4530. Nonprofits who help alleviate hunger in the US and abroad will be selling unique craft and gift items from small-scale artisans. Sat., Oct. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Stools and Ghouls, Bear Creek Regional Park Dog Loop, Rio Grande and 21st Streets, 520-6384, Free. Celebrate "make a difference month" by helping to clean up pet waste at the park. Pet costume contest at noon. Bring a scoop or shovel. Sat., Oct. 27, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

Whiskers & Wine, Olympic Training Center, 1 Olympic Plaza, 390-7838, $30-$35. Featuring a silent auction and wine tasting to benefit area animal rescue organizations. Sat., Oct. 27, 6-10 p.m.

Rally Obedience Seminar, Pikes Peak Obedience Club, 2460 N. Powers Blvd. Ste. B,, 578-1218. $100. New and seasoned competitors can learn how to complete exercised without faults. Sat., Oct. 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Girls' Night Out, Jake & Telly's Greek Cuisine, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #24, 633-0406, Enjoy a night of wine, food and shopping for handbags, jewelry, clothing and more. Mon. Oct. 29, 4-9 p.m.

The Glass House Haunted House, CC's Lennox House, 1001 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting a multi-cultural haunted house with demons, ghosts and tall tales from various cultures. Wed., Oct. 31, 5 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. 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. "Not So Scary Halloween," Oct. 25.

Pueblo Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. Featuring a family celebration with ofrendas, a parade, costumes, crafts, music and food. Fri., Oct. 26, 5 p.m.

Children's Harvest Party, Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 598-6767 ext. 124. Admission: 1 bag candy/family, $1/10 tickets. Indoor games, big air jumpers, photo booth and food. Fri., Oct. 26, 6-9 p.m.

Fall Festival, Kilmer Elementary School, 4285 Walker Road, 488-4740. Offering carnival games, candy, face painting, music and more. Costumes encouraged. Proceeds benefit Kilmer PTO. Sat., Oct. 27, 3-6 p.m.

Pumpkin Carving & Jack-O-Lantern Trail, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Costumes encouraged. Pumpkin carving, $2, Sat., Oct. 27, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jack-O-Lantern Walk, $3, Sat., Oct. 27, 5:30-8 p.m.

Treats on the Streets, Downtown Colorado Springs, Free. Head downtown in your costume to trick-or-treat at downtown shops and enjoy hayrides and other activities for the whole family. Sat., Oct. 27, 3-7 p.m.

Spooky Science Party, Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St., Pueblo, 719/564-5533, $5-$6. Join the Mad Scientist for trick-or-treat, dress up, spooky science and other activities. Mon.-Tues., Oct. 29-30, 6-8 p.m.

Halloween Safe Treats & Costume Party, Old Colorado City, West Colorado Avenue, Wed., Oct. 31, Trick-or-treating, 3-6 p.m. Costume contest at Meadow Muffins, 5-6 p.m.

Black Forest Community Trick or Treat, La Foret Conference and Retreat Center, 6145 Shoup Road, Black Forest. Featuring trick-or-treating cabin-to-cabin, a haunted house, refreshments and hayrides. Wed., Oct. 31, 5:30-9 p.m.

Halloween Carnival, El Paso County Fairgrounds, Swink Hall, Calhan. Trick-or-treating, family activities and info booths. Wed., Oct. 31, 4-8 p.m.

Night at the Museum, Cripple Creek District Museum, 5th Street & Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, 719/689-2634, $3. Ghoulish characters from the past will lurk around the depot and goodies will be available for trick-or-treaters. Wed., Oct. 31, 5-9 p.m.

Fall Festival, Springs First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., 596-5119. Free. Family-friendly games and activities will be open to all attendees. Wed., Oct. 31, 6-8:30 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.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration, ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Free. Enjoy traditional refreshments and create a display (ofrenda) to honor a loved one, Oct. 31 to Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ofrenda judging, Nov. 3, 3:30 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
Think 360 Arts is seeking donations of new and gently used art supplies as part of the MAGIC (Making Arts Great in Classrooms) program. Supply suggestions include clay, paint, markers, theater props, music CDs, oil pastels, canvas, costumes and musical instruments. Drop off donations at Meininger Art Supply, 201 S. Weber St. through Oct. 31. Visit for more.

Explorer Elementary School in School District 20 is seeking volunteers for "The Peach Patrol," its literacy program. To learn how you can mentor first and second grade students in reading, call Donna at 234-4429.

Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue needs temporary foster placements for cats or kittens rescued from shelters. Food, litter and all vet visits provided. Call 651-2180 or visit for more.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 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 Congressman Jay Inslee, Oct. 27. T.A. Barron, Oct. 29. Sal Paolantonio, Oct. 30.

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
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 Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

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.

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, 303/376-6720, $5-$9. Presenting Boo at the Zoo, Oct. 27-28, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, $4.95-$7.95, kids 2 and under free. Trick-or-Treat Off the Street, featuring candy booths, creepy crafts, ghost stories, a haunted graveyard and more. Wed., Oct. 31, 2-7 p.m.

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 Dec. 31.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, Presenting Macbeth, the classic play set in the Wild West, through Nov. 17. Starship Troy, featuring the motley space crew, $5-$7, through 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. 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 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 Medusa, Oct. 27-28. Beauty and the Beat, Feb. 8-24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.


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