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Investment Tools at Your Library, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade. Learn how to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library's web site, and other Internet sites. Thurs., Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. For more call 531-6333, x2308.

Alpine Climbing in Patagonia and Tibet at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon. Chat with Jared Ogden as he shares slides and stories of his experiences traveling through the high peaks of Tibet and South America. Free. Thurs., Feb. 6. 8 p.m. 633-0732.

Is There a Gay Aesthetic of the Arts? Bernard Cooper, author and art critic for Los Angeles Magazine will lead a discussion in Colorado College's ArmstrongTheatre, NE corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Followed by Brian Freeman's performance of excerpts from Civil Sex and Tim Miller's Glory Box. $5. Thurs., Feb 6. 7 p.m.

The Night Sky for Beginners, an indoor and outdoor presentation on the patterns and locations of stars, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 2002 Creek Crossing. Free. Fri., Feb. 7, 7-8 p.m. Reservations, 520-6745.

Service of Remembering and Giving Thanks at Benet Hill Center, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. Noted author Sister Shawn Carruth, OSB, of Mount St. Benedict Monastery in Crookston, MN will speak on Benedictine history. A reception will follow. Sat., Feb. 8, 2-5 p.m. RSVP at 633-0655.

Sensational Sitters, a workshop offered by Memorial Hospital for teenagers aged 11-15 to learn good babysitting skills, at Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. $25. Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration, 444-CARE.

Symbols in the Tarot, Open Forum at Celebration New Age Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Taught by Laura Westfall. Explore the meanings of individual divination cards. Free. Mon., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. 634-1855.

Memory: "What were we talking about again? by Dr. Lori James. Is it normal aging process or Alzheimers? Mon., Feb. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $16 Registration required, 633-4991.

Domestic Partners Financial Planning Session, MetLife Financial Services, 1755 Telstar Dr., Suite 306. Specific financial issues that face the Gay and Lesbian community, ideas that allow you to create one retirement plan instead of two. Free. Tues., Feb. 11, 7-8 p.m. 528-5888 Ext. 132.

Where Spirits Soar, Inspirational Slide Show, at REI, 1376 East Woodmen Road. Greg Mortenson's 1993 climb up Pakistan's treacherous K2 led to a decade of community education and conservation programs through his nonprofit Central Asia Institute. $5 donation. Tues., Feb. 11, 7-8:30 p.m. For more, call 260-1455.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board invites the public to learn about environmental restoration projects at the Fort Carson Green Building, Bldg. 2410 on Wetzel Ave. Thurs., Feb. 13, 6:30 p.m. 526-8001.

Life at the South Pole, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd. Beulah. See and hear what life is like at the South Pole. MPEC environmental educator Sonja Wolter will discuss her six-month stint living and working at the planet's southernmost point. Free. Thurs., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. For more, call 719/485-4444.

Rabbi Irvin S. Ehrlich, founding Rabbi of Temple Beit Torah will speak on The Book of Jonah at the Benet Hill Center, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. $10 (includes a noon mea). Fri., Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 473-6184.

American Indian Sacred Places & Objects, a lecture at the Pioneers Museum by Dr. Andrew Gulliford, 215 S. Tejon St. Sat., Feb. 15, 2-3 p.m. Reservations, 385-5990.

Oldies but Goodies: The History of Rock n'Roll by KSPZ's Johnnie Huston at Maxie's at the Doubletree Hotel. Learn about the evolution of rock as a social phenomenon. $16. Tues., Feb. 18 7-9 p.m. Registration required, 633-4991.

Ancient Denvers: Geology of the Front Range will explain the geological curiosities of our area, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Sat., Feb. 22, 1-2 p.m. Reservations, 520-6387.

Acting Class, Fusion Pointe, 2228 W. Pikes Peak. Class focuses on cold readings, audition technique and monologue selection. Thurs., 6:30-9 p.m. $60 for four classes. 262-9078.

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