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Active Dreaming: Your Birthright as Soul, East Library Community Rm, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Free. Learn how to interpret your own dream symbols and explore inner worlds. Sat., Oct. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sponsored by ECKANKAR. Sat., Oct. 18, 12:30-1:30 p.m. For more, call 495-1096.

There's Just Something About Africa, DeVry University, 255 S. Union. $24. Learn about African people and their culture, art, the economy, the hunting industry and the ravage of AIDS. Wed., Oct. 22, 1-4 pm Registration required; call PILLAR at 633-4991.

A Night of Wilderness Premieres, Penrose Library Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Discover future wilderness areas of the region, presented through slides and narration. Showing of Arctic Dance and the Mardy Murie Story. Thurs., Oct. 23, 7-9 p.m. Limited seating. For more, contact John Stansfield, 303/660-5849 or e-mail jorcstan@bewellnet.com

The Princeton Scientific Expedition of 1877, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Steven Veatch will present this story through highlights from the handwritten journals kept by these students and the photographs they took, documenting their paleontological work in Colorado. Part of Colorado Mineralogical Society meeting. Thurs., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m. For more, call 632-9686.

Halloween / Samhain -- The Most Magical Night of the Year. Open Forum at Celebration New Age Store. 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Get the straight skinny on Halloween's history and customs, mystical as well as playful, before this year's celebration. This night of power is the Celtic New Year's Eve, when the veil that separates the worlds is at its thinnest. Mon., Oct. 20, 7-9 p.m. Free. For more, call 634-1855.

Computer Resources for Genealogy - Federal Census Fundamentals on HeritageQuest, Penrose Public Library, Carnegie Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., Learn how to use this new resource; basic computer skills are required. Seating is limited. Mon., Oct. 27, 8:30-10 a.m. Reservations are required by calling 531-6333, x2253.

Herbal Crafts for the Holidays, 3920 East San Miguel. $3-$8 plus a canned good. Steffany Neuschaefer will teach workshop. Bring a cup or mug for tea. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Herb Association. Fri., Oct. 17, 7-8:45 p.m. Reservations and information at 599-7466.

Relict Landscapes of the Colorado Springs Automobile Strips, Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon, Free. Slide show and talk. Dr. John Harner will examine the connection between the rise of the automobile and the quirky and sometimes seedy commercial architecture in our fair city. Sat., Oct. 18, 2-3 p.m. Reservations encouraged; 385-5990

Master Gardener Training Program through Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. Applications available at El Paso County CSU Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd., or call 636-8923 and leave your name and address. Deadline for applications is Fri., Oct. 17.

Aspiring Bed & Breakfast Innkeeper workshop, Holden House, 1102 W. Pikes Peak Ave., $60. Sun., Oct. 19, 1-5 p.m. Registration required, call 471-3980.

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