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Home School Getting Started Meeting at the Sand Creek library, Chelton & Academy. Free, Thurs., April 18, 7 p.m.

Creating Your Personal Herb Garden with the Pikes Peak Herb Association at 3920 E. San Miguel. $1-$3, 599-7466. Fri., April 19, 7-8:45 p.m.

Seeds of Change Workshops, in conjunction with the Seeds of Change art exhibition at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave. Most workshops are free and times vary, call 685-1861 for registration. On Sat., April 20: Building water gardens. On Tues., April 23: Cutting edge container gardens. Also, Floral Design: the basics.

Experiential Workshop in Personal Nonviolence at the Peace and Justice Commission, 29 S. Institute St. $25 includes materials and lunch. To register, call Esther Kisamore, 632-6189. Sat., April 20, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Eisenhower and Churchill: The Partnership the Changed the World, a discussion with author James C. Hume in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. $5, 389-6607. Sat., April 20, 1 p.m.

Computer Open House at the Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Free, 685-5206. Sat., April 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Central Shortgrass Prairie, a program with Steve Kettler of the Nature Conservancy at a meeting of the Colorado Native Plant Society at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. Free, 572-6972. Tues., April 23, 7 p.m.

Craig Palmer speaking on "The Uneasy Relationship between Anthropology and Sociobiology: Lessons from the Past and Prospects for the Future" at UCCS' University Center Theater, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free, 262-3990. Tues., April 23, 7-9 p.m.

The Driving Skills Institute, offering a free seminar to parents and teenagers about driving permits, at Nikola Tesla School, 2560 International Circle. Call 260-9568. Wed., April 24, 7-9 p.m.

Monastic Experience at Benet Hill Monestary, 2555 N. Chelton Road. An opportunity for single women to explore the Monastic Vocation to the Religious life. Call Sister Betsy at 633-0655. Sat.-Sun., April 27-28.

Catamount Institute 2002 Seasonal Naturalist Series featuring Ann Zwinger and Dr. Peter Marchand. The workshop combines natural history with writing and hiking. Gourmet lunch included. For registration, call Libby Foster at 687-1993. Sat., May 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stargazers Rambles, an educational program including information on bright stars, planets and current constellations at the Air Force Academy Planetarium. Free, 333-2779. On the third Friday of every month, 7 p.m.

Cooking Classes at the Broadmoor with Chef Paul Jensen, in the Penrose Room. Every Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. $25 per class. For reservations, call 634-7711 ext. 5392.

Talk English! Practice speaking social English at these free informal conversation groups for adult intermediate and advanced learners. For details, call 531-6333 ext. 2224. Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Thursday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. Wednesdays from 12:30 to 2:30 at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 S. Academy.

West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., announcing enrollment for spring classes in art, dance, photography, health and wellness, early childhood, drama, cooking, sports, teen classes, field trips for kids and adults and much much more. Times, locations and fees vary. To receive fall brochure or for registration information, call 444-7340.

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