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click to enlarge Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Prt--Gicle, fine, archival inkjet prints, through Nov. 20. Convergence: Ways of Seeing, works depicting different points of view, Nov. 9 to Dec. 29. Opening reception, Fri. Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m.
  • Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Prt--Gicle, fine, archival inkjet prints, through Nov. 20. Convergence: Ways of Seeing, works depicting different points of view, Nov. 9 to Dec. 29. Opening reception, Fri. Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m.

Art Shows & Galleries
Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting Small Paintings, works by Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters, through Nov. 29.

Art on South Main Cooperative Art Gallery, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, 719/542-6838, artonsouthmain.com. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting 10x10 Art Show and Sale and featured artist Lynn Chapman, through Nov. 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 Unearthed, paintings and drawings by Jay Mason, Nov. 9 to Dec. 15. Opening reception, Sun., Nov. 9, noon to 3 p.m.

The Bridge Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Connections, works by members and guests that share a connection in theme, medium, etc., through Nov. 25.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, theideaspace.com. 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 Dora Haslinger through Dec. 5. Ten percent of proceeds donated to a participating nonprofit 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.

The Commons Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 210 W. Colorado Ave., livingstonesunlimited.com. Featuring A Kind of WAKE, a multimedia show and sale, through Dec. 1.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. 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, cottonwoodartistsschool.com. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 10 Year Anniversary and Annual Instructors Show, featuring works by over 40 artists, through Nov. 30.

Cucuru Gallery Caf, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, cucuru.santario.com. Featuring Color Touches the Heart, paintings by Marie Baehr, and 20 works of new pottery by Roger Fenton, through Nov. 30.

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 Translucence, a series of oil glaze paintings by Bill Duryea, through Dec. 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 Joy of Nature, oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, through Nov. 23. Artist's reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. 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 Museum Discovery Day, Sat., Nov. 10. Faces in the Crowd through Jan. 20.

Fine Art Gallery at CSU-Pueblo, Capps Capozzolo Academic Center for the Arts, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Scaling Routine, highlighting the transcendent qualities of accumulated labor and daily routine, Nov. 8 to Dec. 5. Opening reception, Thurs., Nov. 8, 5-7 p.m.

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, hunterwolffgallery.com. Open Sun.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Anniversary Celebration: Everything New through Nov. 15.

L.I.W. Cargo Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452, allenfineart.com. Featuring Colorado Treasures Holiday Show: The Big and the Small of It, with over 20 artists displaying one large and one small painting, through Dec. 31.

Monument Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 488-2370. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Wonderful Wandering West and Botanical Beauty, photography by Laura Gangi Pond, through Nov. 30.

Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Featuring Fourth Year Anniversary Show, works by Mary Cohagan, Jean Houghton, Paul Hanke, George Hart, Allen Thorton and others, through Nov. 11.

Nemo's Coffee Shop, 2230 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2745. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sat., 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring an exhibit of photographs and other media by members of the Colorado Springs Photography Meet-up Group through Jan. 4.

Novis Gallery, 206 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, opticalreverb.com. Featuring They're Everywhere, works by Louise Cutler, Alberto Leopizzi, Elizabeth Northart and others, through Nov. 25.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371, macatering.org. 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.

PPCC Art Gallery, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featuring A Reality of the Same Intensity, works by Will K. Polley, Maxine Green and Don Green, Nov. 9 to Dec 14. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 5-7:30 p.m.

Penrose Library, Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333, ppld.org. Featuring The Bob McIntyre Story, photo portraits of the world's most rich and famous people.

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, through Jan. 18.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Pikes Peak Pastel Society Members Exhibit, through Jan. 18. The American West, paintings by Joellyn Duesberry, Nov. 10 to Jan. 26. Works by Liz Johnson, Robert Hench, Jan Oliver, Louis Recchia and Zoa Ace, Nov. 15 to Feb. 2. Opening reception, Wed., Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul through Nov. 30.

The Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Featuring People of the Edge: Changing Culture, an exhibit of paintings and sculpture, through Nov. 30.

click to enlarge 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, and photos by Russell Wood, through Jan. 5. Featuring works by Teresa Pacheco, through Dec. 1.
  • 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, and photos by Russell Wood, through Jan. 5. Featuring works by Teresa Pacheco, through Dec. 1.

UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. 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.

The University of the Rockies, 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave., #108, 442-0505 ext. 601. Open Wed.-Fri., noon to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Color in Light, works by Sarah K. Hall, through Nov. 21.

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 vision of Jeff DeMers, Chris Bullock and Rex Pillager, through Dec. 6.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8, members and children under 4 free. Veteran's Free Admission Day, Mon., Nov. 12. Featuring Changing Mines in America, photography by Peter Goin, through Dec. 29.

Winter Helmich Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063, spiritoftheartist.com. Featuring Mata Ortiz Fine Pottery, Thurs., Nov. 8, 4-7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional works by photographer Stephen Weaver and jewelry designer Susan Helmich.

art events
Hispanic Chamber of Colorado Springs Art Show & Sale, Penrose Library, Carnegie Building, Palmer Wing, 21 W. Kiowa St., 337-3867. Free. Featuring artists of Colorado and New Mexico. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 9-10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

A Gathering of Artists, The Massage Practice of Karen Gale, 1422 N. Hancock Ave., #4 South, 634-0664. Free. This open house will feature jewelry, photography and handicrafts by nine area artists. Fri., Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m.

Artists' Studio Tour and Sale, Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, 473-1685, map at pikespeakstudiotour.com. Professional artists will open their studios to the public during this event featuring 18 artists at 12 locations. Sat., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pine Creek High School Holiday Bazaar, Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave., 649-0163, geocities.com/pcbazaar. Free. More than 130 vendors will be on site, along with live music, refreshments and a silent auction. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Mountain Craft Fair & Bake Sale, Woodland Park High School, 151 Baldwin Ave., Woodland Park, 686-7707. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 10-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gourmet holiday desserts, arts and crafts and kids' activities. Benefits Booster Club and Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Sat-Sun., Nov. 10-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Inside/Out Youth Services Benefit Art Show, The Beacham Gallery, 2002 Monteagle St., 390-6685. Free. Featuring works by Thomas Andreas, Ellen Brown, Barb McAdams, Will Bishop and Frederick Lyle Morris with live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Sun., Nov. 11, 6-10:30 p.m.

Business of Art Center Classes, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 31. "Plastic Plate Drypoint Printing," $30, Wed., Nov. 14, noon to 3 p.m. "Publishing Your Own Book, Manual or Catalog," $20, Wed., Nov. 14, 2-3:30 p.m.

Auditions & Entries
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.

Beacham Gallery of Art is seeking artists for its Nov. 11 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.

Dress for Success International Fashion Show will hold open auditions for runway models on Sun., Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m., at Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. All shapes, sizes, races and ages (16 and over) are encouraged to attend. Call Jenel at 388-3982 for more.

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

Theatre 'd Art is holding open auditions for Ubu and Neil and Feck on Mon., Nov. 12, 6-9 p.m., and Tues., Nov. 13, 7-10 p.m., at Osborne Studio Theatre, 3955 Cragwood Drive. Call 264-9476 or visit theatredart.org for more.

Young Concert Artists is seeking youth to fill several positions in its orchestra. Auditions will be held on Tues., Nov. 13 after 3:30 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Call 473-8152 or visit yca-cs.org for more.

Prudential's Gingerbread House Contest to benefit Dickson Performing Arts Center in Woodland Park is seeking entries made of gingerbread, candy and sweets. Entries can be dropped off Nov. 19-21 at the Prudential Building. Call 687-1700 for details.

Civic Opportunities
Building Futures Building Lives, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., 630-3223 ext. 40, urbanpeak.org. $65. Enjoy hors d'oeuvres, entertainment, teen testimonies and emcee Rich Tosches at this event honoring achievements of homeless and runaway youth. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-8:30 p.m.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Bldg. 7300, off Woodfill Road, Fort Carson, 526-8004. Learn about environmental restoration and clean-up projects on post. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Pajama Program Fundraiser Dinner, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4215 Constitution Ave., 651-5989, pajamaprogram.org. $10. As seen on Oprah, the Pajama Program delivers new pajamas and books to abused and abandoned children living in group and foster homes. Sat., Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m.

Conversation 2007: Shaping Educational Excellence in Colorado, Olympic Training Center, West Wing Conference Room, 1 Olympic Plaza, 303/866-2932, conversation2007.org. Join this community conversation hosted by Rep. Michael Merrifield to ensure that Colorado students are prepared for the future. Mon., Nov. 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Third Iraq Moratorium, sidewalk in front of City Hall, Kiowa Street and Nevada Avenue, 632-6189, ppjpc.org. Join communities all over the U.S. to urge an end to the occupation of Iraq and oppose military action in Iran. Fri., Nov. 16, noon to 1 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
Pueblo Veterans for Peace, Barkman Branch Library, 1300 Jerry Murphy Road, Pueblo, 719/544-3753. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month (except December). Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Landlords & Investors Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Debra Draughon: 459-8523. Monthly meeting and presentation. Tues., Nov. 13, 6:30-9 p.m.

GFWC Woman's Club of Colorado Springs, CC's Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St., 590-1436. Free. Lt. Skip Arms will speak about the Fallen Police Officer Memorial. Wed., Nov. 14, 2 p.m.

Executive Women's International Workshop, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., springsewi.com. $40, includes meal. Suzanne Tulien of Brand Ascension Group will present a workshop on how customers really make buying decisions. Wed., Nov. 14, 5 p.m. RSVP by Nov. 9.

Trails and Open Space Coalition annual meeting, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 633-6884, trailsandopenspaces.org. Representatives from the City of Colorado Springs and El Paso County Parks will provide updates on the region's trails and open spaces. Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Film & Video
Film Night: Future Remembrance, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Showing an exuberant documentary by Tobias Wendl and Nancy du Plessin about photography, photographers and the art of image making in Ghana. Fri., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

Operation: Dreamland, CC's Worner Campus Center, WES Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. This film is an unflinching portrait of a squad of American soldiers deployed in the city of Falluja. Fri., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

click to enlarge Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, through Nov. 17. The Nature of Design, the C-Springs Thirteen explore printmaking, through Dec. 1. Extraordinary Manitou, works by Charles H. Rockey, Ken & Tina Riesterer, Jermaine Rogers and more, through Dec. 15.
  • Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, through Nov. 17. The Nature of Design, the C-Springs Thirteen explore printmaking, through Dec. 1. Extraordinary Manitou, works by Charles H. Rockey, Ken & Tina Riesterer, Jermaine Rogers and more, through Dec. 15.

Journey to Community Film Series, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717, asuuc.net. Free. Screening the 1943 classic Casablanca, Sat., Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m.

Garth Brooks with Trisha Yearwood, Cinemark 16, 3305 Cinema Point, and Tinseltown, 1545 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., fathomevents.com. $10. Performing via a simulcast from the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Wines of the World," Sat., Nov. 10. Pre-registration is required.

Garden of the Gods Gourmet Open House, 2825 W. Cucharras St., 471-2799, godsgourmet.net. 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.

All Colorado Beer Festival, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., 262-3232, allcoloradobeerfestival.org. $20-$25. Brewers from across the state will provide beer samples along with live entertainment. Sat., Nov. 10, noon to 4:30 p.m.

Burgundy Wine Dinner, La Belle Vie Restaurant, 1606 S. Eighth St., 444-8400. $90. Explore the wines of Burgundy, France's most famed wine regions. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net. $45. Featuring "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, 6:30 p.m. "Wines for Turkey Day," Nov. 14.

Health & Healing
Memorial Flu Shot Clinics, 444-CARE opt. 4 to confirm vaccine availability. $18-$26. Get a flu shot on a walk-in basis. Memorial Urgent Care, Nov. 8, 8-10 a.m. Life After 50 Event, Doubletree Hotel World Arena, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

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

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, celebrationstore.com. Offering "The Art of Suffering," Nov. 9. "Help for the Stressed-Out 21st Century Urban Dweller," Nov. 12. "Basics of Feng Shui," Nov. 13.

Art of a Woman, Hilton Garden Inn, 2035 Aerotech Drive, 638-8370. $10-$15. An educational seminar on "women's symptoms" designed to equip women to take control of their own wellness without drugs or surgery. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to noon.

Peaceful Holidays Workshop, Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherapy.com. $25, pre-registration required. Certified clinical hypnotherapist Emily B. Lustig will help you bring calm to your holidays. Sat., Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m.

Buddhist Teachings by Venerable Tenzin Kacho, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 471-9051. Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture presents "Meditation Practice on Tara," Wed., Nov. 14, 7-8:30 p.m.

"How Much is Medicare Costing You?" Joseph H. Edwards Senior Center, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/560-1406. Free. This class will help you learn about your Medicare options using the Internet. Wed., Nov. 14, 3:30-4:30 p.m.

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

Lectures & Learning
"Little Bratz: The Sexualization of Girls," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. $20, includes lunch. Professor Tomi-Ann Roberts will discuss what "sexualizing" girls means, how it occurs and its effects. Thurs., Nov. 8, noon.

"Globalization, Empire and Natural Law," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Harold James will speak about empire with comparisons between the Roman, British and American experiences. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Breakfast of Champions, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave., 228-6669, peakvista.org. $75. Peak Vista Health Community Centers will host this event featuring Olympic gold-medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7-9 a.m.

Museum Lecture Series, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8, members and children under 4 free. Beth and Bill Sagstetter will discuss their book The Mining Camps Speak, Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., ppwfc.org. Presenting "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Nov. 8. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Nov. 13.

"Rainforest Martyr: The Story of Sister Dorothy Stang," St. Francis Assisi Parish Hall, 2650 Parish View, 955-3997. Free-will offering. David Stang will tell the story of his sister's life and work defending the poor in the Brazilian Amazon. Fri., Nov. 9, 7-8:30 p.m.

"History of Cragmoor Sanitarium," UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 527-8036. Free. The program highlights this campus landmark. Fri., Nov. 9, 9:30 a.m.

"The Art of Suffering," Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 330-8892. $10. This lecture will feature Christopher Douglas, a former apprentice to Carlos Castaneda. Fri., Nov. 9, 7-10 p.m.

"Conscious Communications Workshop," Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla St., 633-7807. $100, includes breakfast. Learn to express yourself, listen effectively and resolve conflicts. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Dj vu All Over Again: Why Nuclear Energy is Still Not a Green Alternative," CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Presenting Robert Duffy discussing the perils of nuclear power and claims that the industry is "green." Mon. Nov. 12, 7 p.m.

"Comedy, Economics & Climate Change: Stand-Up and More," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Yoram Bauman, an economist with a Ph.D., is a regular at the Comedy Underground in Seattle where he runs a comedy benefit show. Mon., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

"From Reed Pen to XML: A Brief History of Script and Print," CC's Worner Campus Center, WES Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Ben Trissel will explore how the written word became the printed word and then YouTube. Mon., Nov. 12, 7:30 p.m.

Voices of America Lecture Series, CSU Pueblo, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo, 719/549-2810. Free. Professor Ronald Takaki will present "America in a Different Mirror: Re-Visioning History," Nov. 13, 7:30 p.m.

"Walk the Talk: A Community Trustee Series," Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola St., 632-2618, leadershippikespeak.org. $20. Featuring breakfast with Admiral Card on Wed., Nov. 14, 7:30-9 a.m.

"The Innovative Minds Lecture Series Presents: Dave Calley," CC's Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Come hear how Calley's company Southwest Windpower helps reduce pollution and oil dependence, as well as costs for those who are already "on the grid." Thurs., Nov. 15, 7:30 p.m.

click to enlarge OpticalReverb at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., 387-7212, opticalreverb.com. $20-$25. Magnum Opus, a benefit for the COPPeR Foundation, through Nov. 30.
  • OpticalReverb at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., 387-7212, opticalreverb.com. $20-$25. Magnum Opus, a benefit for the COPPeR Foundation, through Nov. 30.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Choosing the Right Business Structure," Nov. 13. "Planning a Winning Web site," Nov. 14. "Basics of Bookkeeping," Nov. 15.

Literary Events
Warrior Writers Forum, Meadow Muffins, 2432 W. Colorado Ave., rick@coloradovets.org. The Colorado Veterans Alliance is sponsoring this forum for veterans of all conflicts and eras to share their memories, poems, letters and stories of time spent in service. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7-9 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 ext. 1206, greatbooks.org. Free. Reading books from Great Conversations 2, edited by Daniel Born and Donald Whitfield. Second Thursday of the month. Thurs., Nov. 8., 6:45-9 p.m.

Maria's Mysterious Mission, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 520-5381. Free. Photographer John Fielder will present his latest slideshow and children's book. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Pikes Peak Group of the Sierra Club. Mon., Nov. 12, 7-9 p.m.

Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012, mandabach.com. Brian Mandabach will read, discuss and sign his book, ... Or Not. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6 p.m. Scott Olson will discuss and sign Messages from the Dolphins, Tues., Nov. 13.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu/news_events. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors. Poet Jessy Randall, CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Poet Kate Northrup, CC's McHugh Commons, Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., bn.com. Free. Presenting Jim Michael Hansen signing Deadly Laws. Sat., Nov. 10, 1 p.m.

The Omnivore's Dilemma, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo Ave., 632-6189, ppjpc.org. Free. The J&P Book Club will read and discuss Michael Pollan's bestseller, The Omnivore's Dilemma. Mondays, Nov. 12 through Dec. 3, 7-8:30 p.m.

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

Music
MandoCentrics: A Mandolin Orchestra, The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-0435. $8-$12. Hear the mandolins play classical, Beatles, Sousa, Latin and traditional music. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-9 p.m.

Jazz in the Springs, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., 391-8556, wc-productions.com. $38.50. Featuring the music of Paul Taylor and Jackiem Joyner. Sat., Nov. 10, 8 p.m.

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

Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, 633-3649, Saturdays at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., and Sundays at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $10-$15. Featuring Ebony, Ivory, Pipes and Pageantry, Nov. 10, 7 p.m., and Nov. 11, 3 p.m.

Colorado Springs Conservatory Events, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 577-4556, coloradospringsconservatory.org. Faculty Recital, free, Sat., Nov. 10, 3 p.m.

Artists in Exile, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. This concert is presented in conjunction with the visit of Professor Joseph Horowitz, whose forthcoming book bears the same title. Sun., Nov. 11, 3 p.m.

Cowboys Nightclub Concerts, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-1212. Presenting Tracy Byrd, Sat., Nov. 11.

The American Music Society, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 528-1603. Presenting a program of classical selections for voice, piano and piano/cello duo. Sun., Nov. 11, 4 p.m.

Abendmusik Fall Concert, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., 579-7165. Free. Presenting Voice Dance, Life Dance, a celebration of emotions and the human experience. Sun., Nov. 11, 3 p.m.

Second Jazz Sunday, Olympian Reception & Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd., ppjass.org. Featuring the Bruce Pennington Quartet. Sun., Nov. 11, 2-5 p.m.

FireFall, Thirsty Parrot, 32 S. Tejon St., 576-5945, amusiccompanyinc.com. $14-$19. National recording artists FireFall will take the stage. Thurs., Nov. 15, 7-11 p.m.

Pikes Peak Ringers, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-4361, fumc-cs.org. $12-$20. Enjoy this concert showcasing the handbell choir with guest vocalist Judith Shay-Burnz. Fri., Nov. 16, 7 p.m.

Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Men's Chorus, First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 471-0468, outloudcsmc.org. $15. Presenting the group's fall concert, Sing! Sing! Sing! Fri.-Sat., Nov. 16-17, 8 p.m. Saturday matinee, 2 p.m.

Performances
Beauty and the Beast, Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument, 488-4720. $6-$9. Lewis-Palmer High School students will present this classic story. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 8-10, 7 p.m.

Beyond the Sunset: Happily Ever After with Beauty and the Beast, Mesa Ridge High School, 6070 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., 391-3668, mrhs.wsd3.org. $4-$5, eighth grade and under free. Follow Beauty and the Beast beyond the fairy tale and 15 years into their marriage. Thurs.-Fri., Nov. 8-9, 7 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 10, 1 p.m.

The Hiding Place, Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 574-6700 ext. 39, villageplayers.info. $6-$9. Presenting a play on the hope and faith of Corrie Ten Boom. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17, 7 p.m. Matinee, Sat., Nov. 10 and 17, 2 p.m.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runyontheater.org. Featuring Rabbit Hole, $8-$36 (with dinner option), Nov. 9-11 and 17-18.

Arnold Hall Theater Events, U.S. Air Force Academy, 333-4497, ticketmaster.com. Presenting The Foreigner, a comedy by Larry Shue, $7-$10, Fri.-Sat., Nov. 9-10, 7 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 11, 2 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Performing Arts Series, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Presenting The Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m.

India ... A Journey through Time, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 440-0675, cosindia.com. $15-$50. An enchanting Indian musical featuring classical, folk and modern dance and music. Sat., Nov. 10, 4 p.m.

The Heidi Chronicles, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., 573-7411, starbarplayers.org. $12-$15. Presenting a Star Bar Players production through Nov. 11. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m., and Sun., 2 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, Nov. 11, 7 p.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting J.R. Brow, Wed.-Sun., Nov. 14-18.

Katie Couric's The Brand New Kid, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, ticketswest.com. $8-$15. This musical, produced by the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences of Washington D.C., is adapted from the children's book. Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

Seussical the Musical, Wasson High School Auditorium, 2115 Afton Way, 328-2000. $5-$7. Wasson Performing Arts Magnet school will present a musical based on the works of Dr. Seuss. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 15-17, 7-9:15 p.m.

Manitou Art Theater Events, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, themat.org. $16. Presenting award-winning comic Barry Smith in his new one-man multimedia show, American Squatter, Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 15-17, 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 18, 2 p.m.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring Doubt: A Parable, through Nov. 18.

dance parties & workshops
Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $1-$5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, mixers, country waltz, cowboy cha-cha, easy squares and more. Family environment. Singles welcome. Sat., Nov. 10, 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.

Second annual Psychedelic Psock-Hop, Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 473-4801. $9-$12. KRCC is hosting this fundraiser with a '60s flair. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m.

Salsa Dance Lessons, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. Learn salsa moves and partnering techniques. Tuesdays through Nov. 27, 7:15-8:15 p.m.

Recreation
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2251, parks.state.co.us/parks/cheyennemountain. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. $6/car. Kids' classes for ages 3-5 at 9 a.m. Offering "Prairie Dog Party," Nov. 8. "Tracking Turkeys," Nov. 15.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Offering "Kids Night Out," Nov. 9. "Live: Spiders of Colorado," Nov. 10. "Nature Explorers: Turkey Time," Nov. 15.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Open Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering "Wild about Wildlife," Nov. 10. "Guided Hike: Gold Camp Road," Nov. 11.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering "De-Myth-ification," Nov. 10. "T is for Turkey," Nov. 15.

Veterans Day Walk, Gold Hill Police Station, 955 W. Moreno Ave., 648-9015. The Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club invites you to remember the sacrifices of our veterans as you walk through Bear Creek Park and America the Beautiful Park. 10k and 5k routes are offered. Sat., Nov. 10, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Mountain Chalet Events, 226 N. Tejon St., 633-0732, mtnchalet.com. Free. Featuring world-renowned mountaineer Pete Athans speaking about Mount Everest, Sun., Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Backcountry skier Steve Balsiger on "Hut Trips," Wed., Nov. 14, 7 p.m.

Special Events
Noel Extravaganza, Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder St. Memorial Health Systems Auxillary will host a sale of holiday items and handmade crafts including Christmas decorations, ornaments, trees, angels, Santas, baked goods, gifts and more. Fri., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Whine & Cheese, The Lodge at UCCS, 1010 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 264-6460, haveanicedog.org. $25-$35. Enjoy wine, appetizers and desserts along with a silent auction. Proceeds benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-11 p.m.

A Veterans Salute, Ascension Lutheran Church, 2505 N. Circle Drive. Recognize the veterans of Colorado with this program including patriotic readings and music, a POW/MIA ceremony, Congressman Doug Lamborn and speaker USN Captain Brenda M. Holdener. Sat., Nov. 10, 2 p.m.

Adventures in Wonderland Benefit Auction & Dinner, Paragon Culinary School, 3125 Sinton Road, 636-3084, ruthwashburn.org. $36. This fundraiser for the Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School will feature live music, fine dining and over 300 silent and live auction items. Sat., Nov. 10, 5-9 p.m.

Gingerbread & Jazz Gala, Historic Day Nursery, 104 E. Rio Grande St., 632-1754 ext. 28. $100. Featuring four live jazz groups, four rooms of food, martini bars and a gingerbread masterpiece challenge between local chefs. Proceeds benefit Child Nursery Centers. Sat., Nov. 11, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Neighbors Auction & Bake Sale, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 559-3942. $20. Featuring a bake sale, silent and live auctions and a luncheon to benefit Silver Key and Marion House. Wed., Nov. 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Great Western Kettle Roundup, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., 884-1050, tsacs.org. Free, reservations requested. This breakfast, with music by The Colorado Wranglers, kicks off the Salvation Army's 2007 Red Kettle Campaign. Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 a.m.

Youth & Family
Puttin' Food By, Rock Ledge Ranch, 30th Street and Gateway Road, $2-$6, kids 5 and under free. Experience traditional hog processing, meat curing, sausage and soap making. Sat., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Family Enrichment Workshop, True Spirit Baptist Church, 5120 Astrozon Blvd., 575-9287. Free. Take part in a series of family enrichment workshops covering domestic violence awareness, mental health, finances, parenting and more. Fri., Nov. 10, 8:30 a.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.

Manitou Springs Public Library Storytimes, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, manitousprings-co.gov. Enjoy weekly stories, fingerplays and songs for children birth through 5 years. Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunities
Catamount Institute is seeking volunteers to further its mission of "inspiring ecological stewardship" through educational programs. Positions include working with youth, marketing and communications, fundraising, online research, office work and events. Call 471-0910 ext. 107 for more.

"Presents 4 Pets" Collection Drive, Playtime Pet Sitting, 475-7297. Help pets at shelters and rescues by donating pet toys, treats, blankets, towels, rugs, beds, leashes, collars, bleach and more. Call for information or pick-up service through Sat., Nov. 10.

ANNA's Preemie and the March of Dimes are seeking donations of new and gently used preemie-sized baby clothing and accessories in recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month. Donated items can be dropped off at locations throughout Colorado Springs through Nov. 17. See annaspreemie.com for locations and more.

Out of Town

art galleries
Rule Gallery, 227 Broadway, Denver, 303/777-9473, rulegallery.com. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Fifty Ways to Fall in Love, works by Colorado Springs resident and native Pard Morrison, Nov. 9 to Jan. 5. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 6-9 p.m.

SPACe Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074, spanishpeaks.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Presenting Revealing the Magic: Printmaking through Nov. 9. Printmaking workshops, $20-$25, "Etching," Nov. 9.

music
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Auria: Donna Wickham and Steven Hahn, Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

recreation & learning
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Trend-Setting Garden Design with Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Events, 9167 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, hikeandlearn.org. $5, members free. "Nature Literature Hike," Sun., Nov. 11, 10 a.m.

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