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Art Shows & Galleries
Academy Frame Company, 7620 N. Academy Blvd., 265-6694. Featuring Photography Assortment, works by Matt Otten, Guy Moore, Ben DeMeter, Erma Snyder and Igor Ho, through Feb. 29.

American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Medal is the Message through May.

The Beacham Gallery, 2002 Monteagle St., 390-6685. Open Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Inside/Out Youth Services Benefit Art Show, works by Barb McAdams, DeLane Bredvik, Kay Kahn, Frederick Lyle Morris and Sam Michellas, through March 31.

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 Surface, works by Karen Winfield exploring the theme of surface quality and texture of our surroundings, through Feb. 24.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Young and Old: A Look at the Future, paintings by Sonja Carr, through Feb. 26. Unified, paintings by Brett Wilson, through Feb. 26. Album Amcorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened World, an exhibit of marbled papers from artists around the planet, through March 1.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring Vickie Meguire: Body of Pattern Exhibit, paper kimonos that evoke and negate the presence of a body, Feb. 26 to April 8. Artist's reception and talk, Tues., March 4, 4:30 p.m.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Fallen Apples Productions presents Life Through the Lens, a new look at nature by photographer Bruce Rieger, through April 4.

Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 382-5347. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Juanita Canzoneri: Mosaics, music-themed mosaics and other new works, March 7-30. Opening reception, Fri., March 7, 6-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Impressionist and Modern Masters, works from the New Orleans Museum of Art, through March 9. Galo Galecio: Bajo la Linea del Ecuador (Below the Equatorial Line), a new permanent exhibit debuts in February. Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, May 3 to July 5.

Commons Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 634-0478, Featuring Where the Wealth Is, an exhibit by Dina Wood, Sarah Milteer and Ani Rose Whaleswan expressing political concerns and maybe some answers, through Feb. 28.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Nicaraguan Pottery, a benefit show for Nicaraguan potters and Potters for Peace, through March 3.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 5th Congressional District High School Art Exhibit, photography, mixed media, paintings, drawings and computer-generated art, through Feb. 26.

Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050, Open Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Dream Trees, a series of imaginary trees by Bill Duryea, through March 31.

East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, Featuring Genocide: 1900-Darfur, a multi-media exhibit, through Feb. 29.

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 Second annual Fine Art Scholarship Student Art Exhibit, artworks by area high school students, through Feb. 27. Reception and awards ceremony, Wed., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, 634-5583, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Altered Space: 21st Century Installation Art, through April 27.

Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain, 382-5347. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presenting new works by Juanita Canzoneri utilizing collage and mixed-media beneath glass mosaic, through Feb. 29.

Heebee JeebeeS, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Through the Eye of the Camera, black-and-white prints by Bryan Briscoe-Smith, through March 29.

Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, Featuring Night and Day, cityscapes, night scenes and winter landscapes by impressionist painter Laura Reilly.

My Daughter's Deli & Espresso Bar, 2514 W. Colorado Ave., 266-1333. Presenting Through the Glass, paintings by Colorado Springs' native Gail Anne, through Feb. 29.

Novis Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St., 633-6903. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring works by Julie Sprinkle, Hal Gimpelson, Russ Lewis, Hank Miller, Chris Coleman, Lorraine Danzo, Larry Wilkinson and Diane Vallejo.

OpticalReverb Gallery at The Creative Flow, 4 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-2430, Presenting A Ruxton Statement, featuring Justin Eagles, through March 31.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 387-7212, Presenting Bridging the Gap, featuring William Polley, through March 31.

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 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 Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting Painting for Entertainment, works by Joe Harris, through Feb. 29. Frost and Fire, works by Julianza Shavin, through April 29.

Rubbish Gallery, 17B Bijou St., 440-5638. Open Fridays, 5-10 p.m. Featuring works by Ursen Black, Robert Snowdon and Streeter Wright. Opening reception, Fri., Feb. 22, 5-10 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Preschool Fridays, 9-11 a.m. $3-$4, members free. Featuring Christo and Jeanne-Claude, through April 19. Richard Hansen: Some Rocks, Some Water, through May 3. SK Cothren: Captured Earth, Kate Leonard: Shallow Water and SW Pisciotta: Nature on the Grid, through May 10. Shelter: Beauty, Sustainability, Function, through May 17. Everyday is Earth Day in the Buell Children's Museum, through May 31. Artists' reception, Fri., Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul through Feb. 29.

The Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Featuring Horse and Pony Month, works by K. Hall, R.N. Catron, Geraldine Strong Horse, Tony Winterbottom and others, Feb. 29.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, Open Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Featuring State of the Union, an exhibit of artistic perspectives on current social issues, through Feb. 25. Peterson AFB Celebrates Black History Month, honoring artistic and cultural contributions of African Americans, through Feb. 25. Domestic Expansion, works created using traditional women's craft techniques, through Feb. 29.

Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring fine art and jewelry by local and regional artists including Donna Dellacroce, Mariya Zvonkovich, Tom Owen, Rick Young, Sherry Sander, Robert Deurloo and others.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Winter Fine Art Show, works by members of the Palmer Lake Art Group, through Feb. 29.

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 Dario olman: Heart of Perspective, Making of the Film, Feb. 22 to April 5. Opening reception Fri., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.

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

art events
Art for Heart Show, Penrose Hospital Gala Room, 222 N. Nevada Ave. Presenting the first Fine Arts Magnets silent auction and show featuring visual and performing arts from Bristol Elementary, Russell Middle School and Wasson High School. Fri., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.

Eye of the Tiger All Student Art Show and Social, Martinez Elementary School, 6460 Vickers Drive, 328-6100. Free. Enjoy art inspired by the culture of India and created by local school children. Thurs., Feb. 28, 6:30-8 p.m.

Auditions & Entries
Moody Touring Mystery Theater will hold auditions on Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m., for actors, dancers, magicians, contortionists, musicians, gymnasts and general performers to put on a production of Alice in Wonderland. The show will run March 28-29 at 40 Thieves Hookah Lounge, 1534 N. Academy Blvd. Contact or 964-2688 for appointments and more.

The Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for the 2008 melodrama season at 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, on Sun., Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Two actors, two actresses and an intermission singer are needed. Prepare to read from a script, sing and bring music for an up-tempo show tune and perform a dance audition. Call 685-1324 for more.

The Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project is seeking nominees in El Paso and Teller counties for the region's first Pikes Peak Poet Laureate. Applications and nomination forms are due by Feb. 29. Call 634-2204 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Earth Day is seeking workshop presenters and socially conscious musicians of all genres to perform at the Earth Day Expo on April 26 at Palmer High School. Applications due Feb. 29. To apply, visit or call 632-6189 (for musicians) or 634-6552 (for speakers).

Colorado College's IDEA Space and UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art are seeking proposals for 1440 Minutes: An Evening of Installation and Performance, a 24-hour art installation and exhibition event curated around the theme of "Social Spaces." Proposals are due March 1. Accepted artists will receive $500. Call 389-6797 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women announces its 2008 Flash Fiction Contest. The theme phrase, "beneath the bed," must appear in the entry, which is limited to 100 words. Entry fee is $8. Top three winners will receive cash prizes of $15-$60. Deadline is March 1. For more information contact

CSU-Pueblo announces the 15th annual Southern Colorado Women Poets Competition as part of Women's History Month. Poets may enter up to three poems by Mon., March 3. Contact Margaret Barber at 719/549-2651 or for guidelines and more.

A filmmaking team is seeking people who would like to be part of the International Documentary Challenge, a competition to make a short documentary film in five days. The team will shoot in various Colorado Springs locations. Camera, audio, editor and producer positions are now open for the competition in early March. Call Steve at 703/869-9353 or see for more.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op is seeking a metalsmith jeweler for its cooperative gallery. Visit Commonwheel, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, or for an application. Due Mon., March 10. Call 685-1008 for more.

Mayor Lionel Rivera has announced the call for nominations of high school students for the 2008 "Mayor's 100 Teens." Nominees must demonstrate a commitment to volunteerism, leadership and academic success. Submission deadline is March 14. For a nomination form visit and click the "Mayor's 100 Teens" link.

The Pride Center's OutWord Writing Group is seeking entries from local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons for inclusion in its LGBT anthology. Guidelines are available at or call 352-2007. Entries accepted until March 21.

Pikes Peak Arts Council is seeking entries in the fourth annual Pikes Peak Art Fest to be held at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. on June 13-15. Entry deadline is March 31. For entry forms and information call 260-1981 or visit

El Paso County Nature Centers are requesting entries in the 2008 "No Child Left Indoors" Logo Contest. The logo should embody the ideals of "No Child Left Indoors." Entry deadline is March 31. Call 520-6745 or go to for rules and information.

The Beacham Gallery is conducting an open artists' call for its May "Inside/Out" Art Benefit. No hanging fees, review fees or commissions are required. Contact or 390-6685, or visit the gallery at 2002 Monteagle St. for details and forms.

Art on South Main Cooperative Art Gallery is conducting an open artists' call for new members to exhibit at its gallery in Pueblo. Call 719/542-6838 or visit

The Colorado Springs Conservatory is currently enrolling for spring-semester classes and workshops in Music and Theater Studies for children ages 3 through 19. Call 577-4556 or for more.

Art on South Main Cooperative Gallery in Pueblo is seeking new artists for juried membership in the cooperative. Bring representative work to the gallery at 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, during business hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Call 719/542-6838 or visit for more.

Civic Opportunities
Indy Hour: Focus on Earth Day, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., Free. The Pikes Peak Earth Day Committee will discuss plans for a community celebration of all things eco at Palmer High School on April 26 and how you can get involved. Thurs., Feb. 21, 5-6 p.m.

"The Constitution and the Candidates: The Presidential Election, Executive Power and Civil Liberties," CC's Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St., 201-8597, The ACLU Colorado Springs Chapter presents professor of political science Dr. Leonard Riley and others at its Winter Forum. Tues., Feb. 26, 7 p.m.

Indy Hour: Affirmative Action on the 2008 Ballot, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., 577-4545. Free. Barb Van Hoy of Citizen's Project will lead a discussion about the November ballot. Thurs., Feb. 28, 5-6 p.m.

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum, Antlers Grille Club Room, 2 S. Cascade Ave., 633-4421, $12-$16. Farmer, rancher and dairyman Doug Wiley will present "Our Food System and the Loss of Choice." Fri., Feb. 29, noon to 2 p.m.

Winter Clothing Drive, The Leechpit, 708 N. Weber St., 634-DORK (3675). Bring donations to The Leechpit between noon and 6 p.m. daily, and they will be distributed throughout the winter at Shove Chapel's Sunday soup kitchen. The store will offer a 15 percent discount with a donation.

ONE " The Campaign to Make Poverty History, Panera Bread Community Room, 7344 N. Academy Blvd., Free. Meet like-minded people and learn what you can do to help end extreme poverty. Meets the first Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
Rocky Mountain Inventor's Association, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 260-7900, $25, members free. Meet other Colorado Springs area inventors. Thurs., Feb. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.

Senior Pilots of Central Colorado, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., Elaine: 590-8810. Enjoy excerpts from Rod Machado's Aviation Humor DVD. Must love aviation and be 55+. Mon., Feb. 25, 3-4:30 p.m.

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.

Pikes Peak Flotilla 1 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, CSPD Sand Creek Division Command Station, 4125 Center Park, 391-2181. The public is invited to a monthly business meeting on the fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., excluding November and December.

The Breakfast Club, Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Drive, 591-7994. Meet singles ages 50+ for a monthly breakfast and other activities such as hikes, dances, board games and more. First Saturday of the month, 9-11 a.m.

"Guys That Believe: Bible and God Stuff," Starbucks Coffee, 4465 Centennial Blvd., 963-5530. Free. Join other men in this Bible and life discussion. Saturdays, 8 a.m.

Air Force Academy Toastmasters, DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 494-2777. Free. Learn to be a better speaker. Visitors welcome. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579. Offering free work search assistance and possible training and referrals for persons 50 and older through AARP. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 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, 5:30-7 p.m.

WINGS, 800/373-8671, Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed and accepted. Women's groups on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Men's group, Monday nights.

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National Organization of the Mentally Ill (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.

Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Support Group, Disability Services of Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., #104, 574-9002. Free. Offering weekly support meetings for individuals affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders and their families. Third Tuesday of the month, 5:30-6:30 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.

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.

Blazer Ski Club, Valley Hi Golf Course Clubhouse, 610 S. Chelton Road, 577-7755. Offering weekend bus ski trips, golf, hikes, social events and dinner meetings for mature adults. Meets Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

Stroke Club, Disability Services of Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., #104, 574-9002. Free. This group, for survivors of stroke and their families, has guest speakers as well as social gatherings. Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 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.

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.

Film & Video
Black History Cinema, Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Ave., 385-7940. Free. Enjoy films pertaining to black history every Friday in February at 12:30 and 4 p.m. When We Were Kings, Feb. 22. The Defiant Ones, Feb. 29.

CSL Spiritual Cinema Series, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Drive, 596-6894. $5 suggested donation. Enjoy refreshments, discussion and a screening of the critically acclaimed 2002 film In America (PG-13). Sat., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Soldados, Veterans for Peace Chapter #129 Meeting, Pueblo Democratic Headquarters, 305 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 544-3753. Free. Presenting a public screening of Soldados, a 30-minute video about the Vietnam war experiences of a group of young Mexican-American men. Tues., Feb. 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Springs Culture Cast Birthday Bash, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Free. Celebrate the one-year anniversary of the TV show focusing on the local arts scene. Thurs., Fri., Feb. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free, pre-registration is required. Offering "California Wine Tasting," Sat., Feb. 23. "European Wine Tasting," Thurs., Feb. 28. "Australian Wine Tasting," Sat., March 1. "Wines of the World Tasting," Fri., March 7.

Firkin Rendezvous, Bristol Brewing, 1647 S. Tejon St., 633-2555, $25-$30. Beer lovers are invited to sample traditional and innovative English-style cask ales brewed in Colorado. Sat., Feb. 23, 1-5 p.m.

Chef's Gala and Silent Auction, The Broadmoor, Rocky Mountain Ballroom, 1 Lake Ave., 634-3737. Taste cuisine from two dozen of the region's finest chefs. Proceeds benefit the Colorado Springs Chorale. Sun., Feb. 24, 5 p.m.

"Don't Whine about Your Wine," Garden of the Gods Gourmet, 2528 W. Cucharras St., RSVP: 471-2799, Free. Learn about choosing good wine pairings. Sun., Feb. 24, 1-2:30 p.m.

Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20. "Old World vs. New World Part 1," Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.

Tasty Tuesday, Garden of the Gods Gourmet, 2528 W. Cucharras St., 471-2799, Free. Enjoy snacks and samples of the latest offerings. Tues., March 4 and 18, 5:30-7 p.m.

Health & Healing
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, Offering "Divination on the Full Moon: Tarot Card Workshop," Feb. 21. "Rejuvenate and Recharge," Feb. 22. "Holistic Weight Loss without the Hype," Feb. 26 and March 4. "Open Forum: Wake-up Calls," Feb. 25, 7-9 p.m. "Immersion in Celtic Fire & the World of Faerie," Feb. 27. "EFT Combined Levels 1 & 2," March 1.

Sacred Hoop Ministry Events, Yurt at 1515 County Road 21, Woodland Park, 687-4335, Offering "Sound Healing Concert," Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. "Introduction to Shamanic Journey," Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

"Soup's On Series: Senior Caregiver Options," First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 226-2273. Offering a free soup lunch and presentation with hospice chaplain Tom Stella. Fri., Feb. 22, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Day of Dance for Health, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., 365-8899, Free admission. Memorial Health System presents a day of dancing, heart health screenings, education, music and fun for the entire family. Sat., Feb. 23, 8 a.m. to 2 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. Sun., Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m.

Gentle Strength Wellness & Herb Shop Events, 4831 Barnes Road, 533-0707. "Herb Specialist Leadership Training Workshop," Feb. 25 to March 4. "Drum Journeying," Feb. 27, 6:30-8 p.m.

"Reiki Night," Bodywork University of the Rockies, 2760 N. Academy Blvd., #206, 444-0708, Free. Experience free reiki sessions with an open forum for asking questions, sharing experiences and seeking input. Wed., Feb. 27, 6-7:30 p.m.

"All About Alzheimer's: An Introduction to the Disease," Alzheimer's Association, 2135 Bolt Ave., 266-8773. Learn about the differences between Alzheimer's and other dementias, and normal memory loss due to aging. Third Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Celebrate Recovery: Hurts, Habits and Hangups, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road, 597-4402. Free. Christ-centered, 12-step ministry. Fridays through Dec. 26, 7-9 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 times.

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

Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite B, 473-7609. Silent sit on Sundays, 9 a.m., (orientation 8:15 a.m. on first Sundays) and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (orientation, 6:15 p.m.). Guided loving-kindness meditation, Fridays, noon. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m.

12-Step Celebrate Recovery Meeting, Springs Rescue Mission, 5 W. Las Vegas St., 622-6879. Free. Christ-centered, 12-step study. Celebrate Recovery workbook provided. Mondays through Dec. 22, 7-8 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.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-2419, "Essential Oils Class," Wednesdays through May 7, 6-8 p.m.

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 #216, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 303/813-9551, $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., #220, 444-2273, Classes from baby basics and parenting, to yoga, tai chi and more.

Lectures & Learning
"Managing Nuclear Proliferation," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, Free. Presenting Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling, author of numerous books exploring cooperation amid conflict. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

"Returning to Philology: The Scandalous Past and Dubious Future of Scholarship," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting Geoffrey Galt Harpham, president and director of the National Humanities Center. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, 633-4991, "Six Nearby National Historic Districts," Thurs., Feb. 21. "Picture Perfect: Improving Your Travel Photography," Fri., Feb. 22. "Skeletal Aging: Treating the Collapse of Your Bones" and "England: How to Plan a Trip," Mon. Feb. 25. "Stretch and Feel Better," Tues., Feb. 26. "The Top Science Stories of 2007," Feb. 26 and 28. "Flying the U-2 Spy Plane," Feb. 27.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 667-3730, Presenting "Rsum Writing: Rsum & Portfolio Design," Feb. 21 or 28. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Feb. 26.

Small Business Development Center Classes, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, "Basics of Bookkeeping," Feb. 21. "QuickBooks Pro Intro," Feb. 26. "Planning a Tobacco-Free Workplace," Feb. 28. "The Power of Email Marketing," March 6. "Create Wealth" March 12.

"Reconstructing Love: A Marriage Seminar," First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., $35, registration required. National speakers Michael and Amy Smalley will present a seminar for those planning to wed or already married. Fri., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. to noon.

"Landscaping for the Pikes Peak Region," Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 574-8058. $10/class, $35/day. Featuring a full day of classes on creating and maintaining landscaping in Colorado. Sat., Feb. 23 or Sat., March 8, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garden of the Gods Lecture Series, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 219-0108. Free, donations welcome. Certified forester Dennis Will on "Forest Health and Brush Oak Management in GOG," Sun., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. "The Amazing Continental Divide Trail," Sun., March 2, 2 p.m.

English Language Classes for Adults, D-11 Adult and Family Education Office, 917 E. Moreno Ave., 328-2975. $30. School District 11 offers a variety of day and evening classes for English-language learners. Registration on Mon., Feb. 25, 9 a.m., and Tues., Feb. 26, 6 p.m.

"Saving People Money So They Can Live Better: A Global Perspective," CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Hear Ray Bracy, a senior VP at Wal-Mart, as part of the "Economic Development: Global and Local Perspectives" Series. Tues., Feb. 26, 7:30 p.m.

Learning Unlimited Lecture Series, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock St., 528-6443. Free. Kent Taylor will present a virtual tour of Washington, D.C., and the White House. Tues., Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., 636-8923. $8/class, $55/series. Presenting "Precise Pruning Practices for Trees & Shrubs," Feb. 26, 2 p.m., and Thurs., Feb. 28, 6:30 p.m.

"Love and Money in the Early American West: Stories I Can't Write Down," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6649. RSVP by Feb. 25. $12.50. The Aficionados Luncheon and Lecture series presents CC history professor Anne Hyde. Wed., Feb. 27, noon.

Uranium Mining Exhibit and Lecture, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, $4-$8, members free. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Back to the Future: Uranium, an exhibit on the history of uranium mining in Colorado, Feb. 21 to April 26. Geologist Dr. Jim Burnell will discuss issues around uranium mining and the importance of the resource, Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. RSVP by Feb. 21.

"Sustainability 101: Arithmetic, Population and Energy," CC's Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6638. Free. Dr. Albert Bartlett will demonstrate how unchecked population growth, coupled with high levels of consumption, undercuts prospects for long-term economic growth and our security. Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

"Sustainable Solutions: Innovation, Poverty and Pollution," CC's Slocum Hall, SW wing, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Presenting Paul Hudnut of CSU's Global Innovation Center for Energy, Health & Environment. Thurs., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Torah-based Bible and Kabbalah Classes, Manitou Springs, 685-0999, Join on-going evening and Internet classes for Jews and non-Jews. Visit Web site for times and details.

"Walk the Talk," Breakfast, Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola St., 632-2618, $20. Leadership Pikes Peak presents Brenda Smith on "Leaving Your Footprint in Your Community," March 18, 7:30-9 a.m.

Voices of America Lecture Series, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo, 719/549-2810. Free. Professor James Loewen, May 12, 2008.

Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900, Sign up now for February classes including computers, aerobics, games, arts and crafts and more.

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
Black Cat Books Events, 720 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Women's Leads Group, Thurs., Feb. 21, 5:30-7 p.m. Book Club (seeking new members), Mon., Feb. 25, 6-8 p.m. Occult Sciences Group, Tues., Feb. 26, 7-9 p.m. Knitting Group, Sundays, 4-6 p.m.

Reading and Book Signing, Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd., 597-5377, Reverend Lonzie Symonette will read and sign her books He Calls Me by the Thunder and Everyday Soaring as part of Black History Month. Sat., Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.

"luvsaverb" (It's Not Just Poetry) Open Mic and Discussion, Village Inn Restaurant, 5790 S. Carefree Circle, 233-1698, Free. All are welcome to listen or share. Discussion on "Relationships: Pros and Cons." Second and fourth Saturdays. Sat., Feb. 23, 9-11 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Bookstore Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945, Featuring Donna Wilcox signing Falling into Faith, Sat., Feb. 23, 1 p.m.

Friends Book Sale, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, Buy used books at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the library programs. Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m. to 5 pm., and Sun., Feb. 24, 1-4 p.m.

Poet Craig Arnold, CC's McHugh Student Commons (above Herb 'n' Farm Caf), 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. The Visiting Writers Series present Craig Arnold, the Yale Younger Poet and author of Shells. Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Jeffrey Deaver, Marriott Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Drive, 531-5723,, $35-$95. Meet New York Times best-selling author Jeffrey Deaver as he hosts a writing workshop, Q&A session, keynote speech, cocktails, dinner and book signing. Sat., March 1.

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Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012, Free. Tom Hetherington will sign and discuss We Walked Out, the story of his service in the Korean War. Sat., March 1, 1-4 p.m. Kathryn Porter will talk about her book Too Much Stuff and ways to unclutter your life, Thurs., March 6, 7-8:30 p.m.

Odetta in Concert, CC's Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting the legendary singer, songwriter and activist as part of CC's Black History Celebration. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.

The Recordings of Carmen, The Sound Shop, 7 E. Cimarron St., 633-9373, Free, reservations required. Enjoy recorded history's great Carmens compiled and hosted by David Sckolnik. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Pops: Off to the Oscars, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $15-$52. Colorado Springs Philharmonic presents music from award-winning films. Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m.

Big Band Sundays, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 593-2011. $10. Featuring polka dancing and more with Claude Wiatrowski's Planet Polka Band, Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30-11 p.m.

Dakota Blonde, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, $12-$15. This acoustic trio features vocals by Mary Huckins, Don Pinnella on guitar and Tony Raddell on bass. Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Matt Brouwer in Concert, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., Presenting Christian pop music by Matt Brouwer. Sat., Feb. 23, noon to 1 p.m.

USAFA Stellar Brass, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., 471-4361, Free, ticket required. Hear this brass and percussion ensemble as part of the Sacred Concert Series. Sun., Feb. 24, 5 p.m.

Friends House Concerts, P.O. Box 38943, 329-1644, Presenting 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.

Flute and Piano Recital, Broadmoor area, 761-5881. $60. Enjoy hors d'ouevres, drinks and music by Leslie Smith (flute) and Lawrence Leighton (piano). Proceeds benefit the Cheyenne Mountain Music Association. Sun., Feb. 24, 2:30 p.m.

Jazz Night, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 382-5347, $5. Enjoy jazz performed by CSC students and faculty. Fri., Feb. 29, 5:30-8 p.m.

Bellamy Brothers, Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-1212. $15-$20. Hear the music of best-selling country duo Howard and David Bellamy. Sat., March 1.

World Arena Concerts, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, Winter Jam 2008 Tour Spectacular, Sun., March 2, 6 p.m. Matchbox 20 with Alanis Morissette, Tues., March 4, 8 p.m. Volunteer Jam: The Charlie Daniels Band, .38 Special and Shooter Jennings, Wed., May 28, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., $15-$52. Presenting The Many Colors of Dr. Seuss, Sun., March 9, 2:30 p.m. Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, March 15-16. How's the Weather? Sun., April 6, 2:30 p.m. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, April 12-13.

"Ladies Sing the Blues," Castaways Inn, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 576-5945, $22-$50. Featuring Jill Watkins, Lila Mori, Erica Bron and Juanita Martin with John Stilwagon and Santi Guarnera. VIP dinner available. Sat. March 15, 8 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Concerts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Etta James, Fri., March 28, 7 p.m. Art Garfunkel, Sat., March 29, 7:30 p.m. B.B. King, Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 11, 7 p.m. America, Thurs., July 3, 7 p.m.

Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Presenting a musical and imaginative adventure with soaring aerialists, twisting contortionists, playful creatures and daring balancing acts. Fri., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.

Deeply Rooted Dance Theater, CC's Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 630-7434. $10-$22. This Chicago-based dance company offers work that springs from an African-American tradition and is inspired by contemporary life. Fri., Feb. 22, 7:30 p.m.

The Vagina Monologues, CSU-Pueblo, Occhiato University Center Ballroom, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2811. $5-$7. Presenting the award-wining episodic play written by Eve Ensler. Proceeds benefit the Rape Crisis Center of Pueblo and Women of New Orleans and the Gulf South. Fri., Feb. 22, 7 p.m.

Ten Minutes Max, Manitou Art Theatre, Theatre at Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., 685-4729, $16. Presenting the sixth annual vaudeville extravaganza featuring new theater, dance, music, poetry and comedy all performed in 10 minutes or less. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 22-23, 8 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 24, 2 p.m.

New World Order: The Messenger, Smokebrush Art Gallery, Presenting a one-hour sci-fi thriller about an alien trying to warn the people of earth about a plan to exterminate the population. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 22-23, 7 p.m.

Damon Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, $8-$25. Featuring The King and I, Fri.-Sun., Feb. 22-24. Dinner option, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m.

Defending the Caveman, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 West Dale St., 634-5583, $37. See the Broadway comedy written by Rob Becker about the difference between the sexes. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 23, 5 and 8 p.m.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Arnold Hall Theater, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2302 Cadet Drive, 473-4317. $5-$10, cadets free. The USAF Academy Bluebards will perform Tennessee Williams' classic play. Feb. 22 to March 2. Friday-Saturday, 7 p.m., and Sunday, 2 p.m.

Big Band Sunday, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 6 S. 33rd St., 964-7977, $6-$10; $2 discount with food donation. Featuring The New Century Big Band with Kristin Warner. Donations benefit Care & Share. Sun., Feb. 24, 3 p.m.

Meet Ben Franklin, Carmel Middle School, 1740 Pepperwood Drive, 389-1251 ext. 103. Peak Education presents Benjamin Franklin impersonator Chris Lowell. Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Briarhurst Manor Estate, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1864. $60. Red Herring Productions presents a mystery dinner theater. Fri., Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m.

The Odd Couple, Butte Theater in Cripple Creek, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, $9.75-$14.75. Thin Air Theatre Company presents Neil Simon's comedy, The Odd Couple, Feb. 29 to March 22. Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m.

Carmen, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Opera Theatre of the Rockies presents the operatic love story Carmen. March 1-2.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Comedian Jon Reep, winner of Last Comic Standing 5, Fri., March 7, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Comedy & Pet Theatre, Thurs., April 10, 7 p.m.

Arnold Hall Theater, U.S. Air Force Academy, 2302 Cadet Drive, 333-4497, Presenting 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.

Theatreworks, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, $12-$22. Featuring 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.

FAC Theatre, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, $26-$31. Presenting Fuddy Meers, March 21 to April 6. Beauty and the Beast, May 9 to June 1. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.

Imagination Celebration Family Theater Season, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, $8-$15. Presenting The Velveteen Rabbit, Sun., March 30, 2 and 4 p.m. If You Give a Pig a Party, Mon., April 21, 7 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Performing Arts Series, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Presenting 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.

World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, Harlem Globetrotters, Sun., April 6, 2 p.m. The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, Sat., May 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m.

dance parties & workshops
Saturday Night Dance, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195. $7-$9. Dance to ballroom, polka, Latin, country and more live music. Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30-11 p.m.

Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 Robinson St., 598-8624. $1-$5. Learn a variety of dances with licensed instructors. Singles and families welcome. No smoking or alcohol. Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Instruction for new dancers, 7 p.m.

Dance and Fitness Events, Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, Registration required. "Intro to Pole Dance," Saturdays, March 1-29. "Salsa 101," Wednesdays, March 5 to April 9, 7:15 p.m.

Waltz Lessons, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 632-8091. Free, registration required. Members of the Broadmoor Waltz Club will lead traditional waltz practice sessions. Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.

English Country Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 494-0563. $3. No partner required. Dancers ages 10 and over welcome. First and third Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.

English Country Dance, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-0563. For those 55+. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m.

Swing Lessons, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. Learn to swing dance. Mondays, 8 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 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.

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. Fridays, 7-8 p.m.

Full Moon Run, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, Micky Simpson: 495-5891. Enjoy a social run and bring food for a tailgate party to follow. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.

Fountain Valley Relay For Life Kickoff, Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., 636-5101. Join the American Cancer Society and enjoy food, fun, prizes and reduced registration for teams. Thurs., Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Reservations: 520-6387. Offering "Nature Explorers: Beaver Tales," Feb. 21, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. "Family Campfire," Feb. 22, 6 p.m. "Winter Walkabout" and "Fox Run Snowshoe Hike," Feb. 23, 10 a.m. "Little Wonders: Animal Footprints," Feb. 26, 2 p.m. "Searching for Orion," Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, Reservations: 520-6745. Offering "Winter Botany," Feb. 23, 10 a.m. "Nature Adventures: Big Birds," Feb. 27, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Winter Series IV Run, Edith Wolford Elementary School, 13710 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, Patricia Lockhart: 598-2953, Compete in a 10K or 20K run. Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.

Avon Walk for Life Kick-Off Meeting, Southside Johnny's Paradox Room, 528 S. Tejon St., 800/66-2718 ext. 1000. Join Colorado Springs Young Professionals in forming a team to walk 39 miles on June 28-29 for breast cancer awareness. Thurs., Feb. 28, 6-8 p.m.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, Open Sat.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Offering "The Journey of Starsmore," 1 p.m. "Wildlife Tracks and Signs Walk," 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Cheyenne Mountain State Park Guided Hikes and Programs, Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights,, 576-2251. Offering "cookie-burner" hikes, kids' treasure hunts, winter discovery walks, geocaching and more in the month of February.

Women's Fitness Solutions, various locations, Trish: 217-0987, Join other women for outdoor activities. First and third Sundays.

"America's Boating Class," Dorene: 632-8129, Pre-registration required. Pikes Peak Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will present an 8-hour class for both novice and experienced boaters. Saturdays, March 8 and April 19.

Special Events
NAACP "Founders Day," Payne Chapel AME Church, 3625 Marion Drive, 475-7255. Featuring keynote speaker Mike Edmonds, CC's vice president for student life. Sun., Feb. 24, 3 p.m.

ADDY Warhol: A Celebration of Pop Art & Culture, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave., $80. Pikes Peak Advertising Federation presents the 2007 ADDY Awards to the area's top creative talent. Sat., Feb. 23, 6 p.m.

Benefit Fashion Show, Dream Center, 2551 Airport Road, 597-1943. Fire & Glory Ministries and the Unique Boutique present a night of fashion. Proceeds to assist single working mothers with basic living expenses. Sat., Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m.

Making Democracy Work Award Reception, 1228 Wood Ave., 337-9435, $25. Join the League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region as they honor a local leader with the League's second annual Making Democracy Work Award. Wed., Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m.

Casino Royale Fundraiser, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 331-6852. $30/ind., $55/couple. Play casino games with "faux" chips at six different tables, play raffles, indulge in a buffet and bid on silent auction items. Proceeds benefit Teller County Regional Animal Rescue. Fri., Feb. 29, 5:30-9 p.m.

Glass Slipper Ball and Chef's Competition, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 264-9087, $75. Featuring foods by 20 of the area's best chefs, dancing and silent auction. Proceeds benefit TESSA's domestic violence prevention programs and Zonta of the Pikes Peak area. Sat., March 1, 7 p.m. to midnight.

Dinner Dance Apokreatiko, Jake & Telly's Greek Cuisine, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 634-5678. $10-$25. RSVP by Feb. 24. Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church will host a traditional Greek four-course dinner with cash bar, Greek music and dancing. Sun., March 2, social hour 5 p.m.; dinner 6 p.m.

"Silent Night" Coffee & Conversation, Starbucks Coffee, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Parkway, 265-6264. Inviting the deaf community, interpreters, families and those who love stories for coffee, hot chocolate, conversation, activities and more. Sundays, 4-10 p.m.; children's story time (ASL interpreted), 4-5 p.m.

Youth & Family
Parent Lecture Series: Title I Students, Bristol Elementary School, 890 N. Walnut St., RSVP: 328-4038. Dinner will be served. Feb. 21, March 18, April 24 and May 12.

National History Day Regional Competition, CC's Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Over 500 middle and high school students will present papers, documentaries, exhibits, performances and Web site pages on historical topics. Fri.-Sat., Feb. 22-23.

Space Mission, Challenger Learning Center, 10215 Lexington Drive, #110, 589-9755, $18-$20. Astronauts ages 10 and older can join this simulated space mission to the moon. Sat., Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to noon.

King of the Springs: Video Game Tournament, Entertainmart, 6651 N. Academy Blvd., 634-1525, $20/free agent, $60/team. Test your game skills for a chance to win cash, prizes and the privilege to call yourself the best. Sat.-Sun., Feb. 23-24.

"Dancing Dogs," Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, Free. Watch these amazing dogs as they "dance" to music, then create your own dancing dog and doggie bookmark. Fountain Branch, Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m. Ruth Holley Branch, Sat., Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m. Sand Creek Branch, Sun., Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m.

Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Presenting The Ant and the Grasshopper, Sat., Feb. 23, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Velveteen Rabbit, Sat., March 8, 11 a.m and 2 p.m. If You Give a Pig a Party, Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. and 2 pm.

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Preview Summer Programs: Sports and Athletics, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Falcon Sports Camps, Colorado Springs Parks & Rec and Nike Camp representatives will discuss summer sports opportunities for kids. Tues., Feb. 26, 6:30-8 p.m.

Children's Story Times, Manitou Springs Public Library, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, Enjoy weekly stories, fingerplays and songs for children birth through 5 years. Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Junior Jazzercise, Apex Tae Kwon Do, 5563 Powers Center Point, 649-0500, Ashley Lawless will lead kids ages 6-12 in high-energy, non-competitive dance and fitness routines set to music. Saturdays, 1:30-3 p.m.

Free Thoughts-Free Kids Group, 210-9332, Join science, ethics and nature-related activities with the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs' new group for parents and kids. Promotes humanist principles and critical thinking. Events and meetings, first Sunday of the month.

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

Volunteer Opportunities
Pikes Peak Library District needs volunteer tutors to share their love of reading with adults who want to improve their literacy skills. Free training is provided and begins March 3. Call 531-6333 ext. 2223 for more.

"A Child's Voice in Court," Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), 701 S. Cascade Ave., 447-9898 ext. 1008, Find out how you can make a lasting difference in the life of an abused or neglected child at this open house. Tues., March 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

All Breed Rescue & Training needs volunteers to help put together fundraisers like bowl-a-thons, poker nights, wash-a-thons, gala events and more. Call Chris at 210-4238 for details.

The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to adopt a flowerbed for the 2008 Springs in Bloom program. Flowerbed adopters will be responsible for planting and maintaining the bed throughout the summer. Flowers will be provided free of charge. Go to or call 578-6649 by April 3.

Safe Place is seeking volunteers for their pet placement assistance program for terminally ill people. Responsibilities include poster distribution, mailing and placement of pets. Call 359-0201 for more.

Suicide Prevention Partnership is looking for volunteers to answer its telephone hotline. Applications must be 18 years or older and complete 32 hours of training. The organization asks for a 12-hour commitment each month. Call Mary at 573-7447 for more.

Pikes Peak Urban Gardens is seeking schools, businesses, organizations and neighborhood groups to assist with the development of community gardens throughout Colorado Springs. Call 651-3416 or visit for more.

Explorer Elementary School in Academy School District 20 is looking for volunteers to work in the Peach Patrol, its literacy program. Mentors work one-on-one with first- and second-grade students following easy-to-use individualized lesson plans developed by the teacher. Contact Donna at 234-4429 for more.

American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for its Cancer Resource Center and Road to Recovery programs. Responsibilities include helping people with information, comfort items and wigs and driving patients to and from treatments. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.

Project Angel Heart needs volunteers to deliver nutritious, medically appropriate meals to people with life-threatening illnesses as part of its "Cruise for a Cause" program. Call 800/381-5612 to volunteer for a 90-minute shift.

The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is seeking volunteers to lead tours, help with special events, maintain the grounds and staff the front desk. Call 488-0880 for more.

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

The Southern Colorado Pajama Program is seeking donations of new pajamas and books to deliver to children in need living in group homes and foster care. Call Collette at 201-1497 or visit 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.

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.

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.

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

Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time Program, which protects children from witnessing parental disputes. Call 447-9898 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to assist riders with disabilities during riding lessons. Training is provided and experience with horses is not required, but helpful. The age limit is 14 and older. Call 495-3908 or e-mail for more.

Girls Scouts of Southeastern Colorado is seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in a girl's life. Share your skills whether you have an hour, a day, a weekend or more. Looking for women and men of all ages and backgrounds to help. Call 543-4690 ext. 102 for more.

Memorial Health System needs volunteers who want to make a difference as patient/family escorts, pediatric playroom helpers, weekend or evening information desk attendants, public-event volunteers and more. Call 365-5298 for more.

Catamount Institute is looking for 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.

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.

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.

Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 5450 Tech Center Drive, #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.

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

Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., #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.

Out of Town

art galleries & events
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Free. Featuring Uzi Buzgalo, showcasing the importance and beauty of non-audible language, through March 9. Watch Your Step: Sidewalks through March 23. More Big Beautiful Things, an exhibit of contemporary sculpture, through March 30.

Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-0440, Open Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fri., noon to 10 p.m., and Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Art in the Heart of Winter, works by Fernando Duran Alcantar, Lola Montejo, Leyna Bencomo and Josey Dak, through Feb. 23.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000, Featuring Inspiring Impressionism, masterpieces by Manet, Degas, Monet, Renior and others, Feb. 23 to May 25.

Gilmore Art Center, 2119 Curtis St., Denver, 303/483-3422. Featuring Black Eyed Peas & Grace: Black Art History Exhibit, folk art pieces by Janie McGee reflecting black history from 1900s to the civil rights movement, through March 12.

Museo de Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/571-4401, Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Space Invaders, art that blends physical, aesthetic and social questions to create multidimensional results, through June 8.

Radius Gallery, Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303/987-7850, Featuring Parallel Pathways, a retrospective of the lifetime work of ceramists Rodger Land and Mark Zamantakis, through May 30. Artists' reception, Fri., Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m.

film & video
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. Presenting The Alps and The Living Sea on the IMAX screen, $4-$8, through June 12.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, Showing the film Whales on the Extreme Screen through April, and Australia: Land Beyond Time through August.

Boulder Bookstore Events, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, Presenting Majka Burhardt (Vertical Ethiopia), Feb. 25. Rebecca Folsom (Your Life is a Masterpiece), Feb. 26. Jacqueline Winspear (An Incomplete Revenge), Feb. 27. Natalie Goldberg (Old Friend from Far Away), Feb. 28.

Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, Presenting Jennifer Finney Boylan (I'm Looking Through You: Growing up Haunted, A Memoir) and Dario Castagno (Too Much Tuscan Sun), Feb. 21. Michelle Dally (A Highly Placed Source), Feb. 22. David Montgomery (Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations), Feb. 23. Paul Michael Levitt (Chin Music) and Susan Carrell (Escaping Toxic Guilt), Feb. 25. Carleen Brice (Orange Mint and Honey), Feb. 26. N. D. Wilson (100 Cupboards), Feb. 27 and Rick Steves (Europe Through the Back Door 2008).

University of Denver Writers Series, Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Illif Ave., Denver, $38-$49. Presenting Anna Quindlen, Tues., March 18, 7:30 p.m.

Writing Above the Clouds, Florissant Library, 334 Circle Drive, Florissant, 719/748-8012. Nine local writers will read from their stories. Sat., Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, $27-$30. Featuring The Mercury Ensemble String Quartet, Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Windy Peak, Thurs., March 6, 7 p.m.

Illusions in Sound: Part One, Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, 2637 Welton St., Denver, 303/648-6280, This two-part festival features electronic music and art, Sat., Feb. 23. Part Two, Sat., March 8.

Mercury Caf, 2199 California St., Denver, 303/294-9258, $8. Presenting Atomic Pablo, Feb. 24. Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, March 2. The Informants, March 9. The David Book Swingtet, March 16 and 23. Dressed in Black, March 30.

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. Presenting "Voices of the Past," Feb. 24.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500, Colorado Resident Free Day, March 17 and April 22. Chapungu: Custom and Legend, A Culture in Stone, through Feb. 29.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring Gold, an exhibit of over 600 geologic and cultural specimens, through June 8.

Denver Zoo Events 2008, 2300 Steele St., Denver, 303/376-6720, Featuring "Leap Day," Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Events, 9167 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, $5, members free. "Winter Wildflower Hike," Sun., Feb. 24, 11 a.m.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, $4.95-$7.95, kids 2 and under free. Featuring Survivor: Jamestown, an exhibit that puts visitors in the shoes of the original Jamestown colonists, through May 11. Visions of the Boreal Forest, a fine art exhibit, Feb. 23 to May 18.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Featuring Of Mice and Men through March 9. A Year with Frog and Toad, through May 2. 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.

Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, $20. Featuring Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women, a play about the milestones in women's lives, along with the Diary Museum, an exhibit of pages from real-women's diaries, through Feb. 24.

Bug Theatre, 3645 Navajo St., Denver, 303/780-7836, $15-$20. Presenting A Body of Water, a play that asks how well we know ourselves and others, through Feb. 24.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, Presenting tRUNks: A Live Comic Book through April 19. Starship Troy, featuring a motley space crew, through April 23.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, Presenting Ralphie May, Feb. 21-23. Henry Cho, Feb. 28 to March 1. Dom Irrera, March 7-8. Greg Fitzsimmons, March 13-15. John Oliver, March 21-22.

Denver Center for Performing Arts, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, Presenting Plainsong, through Feb. 23. My Fair Lady, March 26 to April 6. A Chorus Line, May 4-17. 3 Mo' Divas, May 9 to June 29. Sweeney Todd, June 17-29.

The Denver Victorian Playhouse, 4201 Hooker St., Denver. 303/433-4343, $20-$22. Presenting Stones in His Pockets, a tongue-in-cheek comedy featuring two actors who bring to life 15 characters, Feb. 22 to April 5.

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/468-2030, Presenting Avenue Q, Sept. 9-21.

Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/422-4090, $12-$20. Presenting Keir Royale: Four Course Comedy and Magic, Sat. Feb. 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845, Presenting Beauty and the Beast, through Feb. 24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.

Mercury Caf, 2199 California St., Denver, 303/294-9258, $10. Presenting Lovers, Split Strangers, through Feb. 29.

Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/839-1361, $17-$22. Presenting Shot in the Dark, through March 16. Dinner with Friends, March 28 to April 20. The Boys Next Door, May 2 to June 1. Crazy Bag, June 6-20. A Streetcar Named Desire, Aug. 22 to Sept. 21. Murderers, Oct. 3 to Nov. 2. The Little Foxes, Nov. 14 to Dec. 14.

Theater Off Broadway, 1124 Santa Fe, Denver, 303/777-3292, $12-$22. Presenting Jeffrey, by Paul Rudnick through March 1.

West Colfax E-Vent Center, 9797 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, 303/232-0363. $13-$16. The E Project Theatre Company presents Good Night Desdemona, Good Morning Juliet, Feb. 22 to March 15.


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