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Sexual Assault 24-Hour Hotline for the Rape Assistance and Awareness Program at 303/322-7273. Spanish language hotline at 303/329-0031 and hearing impaired hotline at 303/329-0023.

Franciscan Community Counseling, as part of a grant, if you have been the victim of a crime in El Paso or Teller counties, you might be eligible to receive somatic or therapeutic bodywork services for $5 per session, up to eight sessions. Contact Kim M. Green, LMT 231-5715 for more.

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Children's Kung Fu, Chinese Shao-Lin Center, 908 N. Circle Dr., Suite B. Mon.-Fri., 5:45-6:30 p.m. Call 520-1522 for more.

Tai Chi Chuan for Health, 5875 Lehman Dr. $8 per session. New class forming with an experienced teacher. Tai Chi increases flexibility, balance, strength, relaxation and discipline. Mon., 4:30-5:30 p.m. Call 522-0549 for more.

Every Heart Restored, a workshop designed to help wives rebuild a marriage damaged by a spouse's infidelity is sponsored by New Life Ministries. April 22-23. Call 800/NEWLIFE to register.

Spinal Care/Wellness Seminars, Fountain Creek Chiropractic, 56 Park Ave. Free. Free weekly classes answer questions about neuromusculoskeletal health, emotional health and nutritional supplementation. Tuesdays, April 4-May 10, 7-8 p.m. Call 214/686-4393 to reserve a seat.

Goddess Playshop, Heaven on Earth, 327 N. Tejon St., 577-9626. $20. Reconnect with your inner goddess in a safe space, receive a bottle of Goddessence oil, balance your chakras, mini-readings and more. Fri., April 8. Call 577-9626 for more.

Alzheimer's Spring Education Series, The Inn at Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Free. Topic: When Reasoning No Longer Works, for caregivers on how to cope with the disease when they know that "reasoning" is no longer an option. Fri., April 8, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 266-8798 for more.

Beginning Therapeutic Touch, 19410 Glencannon Way. $40. Anyone can learn this method, developed by a nursing professor. It reduces pain, anxiety, speeds healing and boosts the immune system. Fri., April 8, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 488-2493 for more.

Children's Self-healing Meditation, 308 S. 8th St., suite K. Dr. May teaches meditation for children to help them relax and heal nervous conditions. Sat., April 9, 10-11 a.m. Call 444-0700 for more.

A Woman's Walk: A Gathering for Health and Balance, Center for Creative Leadership, 850 Leader Way. $100. Connect with other women to learn what is essential for health, balance and abundance. Sat., April 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 460-6353 for more.

WakePoint Open House, WakePoint Center for Natural Healing, 1919 W. Colorado Ave. Meet staff and ask questions about WakePoint's healing classes and workshops. Sat., April 9, 2-5 p.m. Call 520-1497 for more.

Quantum Reality Now open forum, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Transformational facilitator Allison Rae asks "what the bleep are you waiting for?" Overcome resistance and shape your destiny using quantum physics, spiritual practice and creative expression. Mon., April 11, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

Smoke-Free Colorado Free Ice Skating Day, Sertich Ice Center, 1315 Pikes Peak Ave. Free to high school aged youth. There will be interactive and educational booths and information on the dangers of tobacco use. Wed., April 13, 8:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call Jeremy at 385-5983 for more.

Meditation Not Medication, 308 S. 8th St., suite K. Free. Learn to help children to be more focused and relaxed for better health. Natural methods to heal will be taught. Sat., April 16, 10-11 a.m. Call 444-0700 for more.

Healing with the BodyTalk System, 5875 Lehman Dr. $5. An overview of this dynamic healing system which heals on emotional and physical levels. Free chair massage, food, coupons for BodyTalk treatments, FAQ answered and more. Sat., April 16, 4-6 p.m. Call 522-0549 for more.

Non-Toxic Treatment & Prevention of Allergies, Sanders Chiropractic, 2812 W. Colorado Ave., suite 104. Free. Wed., April 27, 6-7:30 p.m.; Sat., April 30, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 475-2455 to reserve a seat.

Alzheimer's Spring Caregiver Workshop, for anyone who wants to learn more about Alzheimer's disease and related disorders. $25 suggested donation. Thurs., April 21, 9 a.m. to noon or Fri., April 29, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 266-8798 for more.

SoundPrints Meditation, WakePoint Center for Natural Healing, 1919 W. Colorado Ave. $15. Present moment awareness and experiences of "pure being" bringing people in alignment with their truest purpose in order to realize themselves as the creator and source of their reality. Mon., April 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 520-1497 for more.

Reiki for Children, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Dr. $50. Children will learn about energy fields and simple ways of using reiki. Sat., April 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 660-5703 for more.

College Pharmacy Free Health Seminars, 3505 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Suite 101.All at 7 p.m. Menopause, April 26. Call 262-0022 ext. 133 to register.

Mary, Mother of My Soul- Exploring our bondedness to the Blessed Mother through the nurturing of our feminine spirituality. Francis Place at Franciscan Retreat Center, Mount St. Francis, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Sun., May 1, 2-4 p.m. Call Sr. Marilyn at 598-5486 for more.

Vipassana Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. Donations accepted. Sundays, silent meditation 9-10 a.m.; Wednesdays, silent sit from 7-8:30 p.m., required orientation at 6:15 p.m.; Fridays, guided lovingkindness from noon to 12:50. For more call 473-7609.

American Red Cross Health and Safety Training, 1040 S. 8th St. $30-$50. First aid, CPR, babysitter's training, pet first aid, infant and child CPR and more. Classes starting weekly. For details and to register, call 632-3563.

4 Branches Healing Arts Center, 6628B Delmonico Dr. Offering ongoing tai chi, dao yin yoga, northern style kung fu and qigong, wah lum kung fu. Kids classes also. Call 574-1880 for more info.

Weight Loss Management Support Group, Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd. Free. New members welcome. The group meets Wednesdays from 6-7. Call 570-0185 for more.

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