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School District 11 Community Education, classes in Spanish for School Personnel, Beading Jewelry, Ancient Egypt, Stuffed Grape Leaves Cooking, Decoupage, Electronics, Embroidery, and Egyption Mummies available, starting around Feb. 17. Call 520-2384 for dates, locations, prices and registration.

Domestic Violence presentation by DVERT, Baha'I Center, 1622 Rainer Dr. DVERT works with community agencies to address domestic violence. Tues., Feb. 17, 7:15-9 p.m. Call 633-1492.

Jason Evert, Catholic Answers Apologist speaking, Sacred Heart Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Challenging young people to embrace the virtue of chastity, Jason speaks at Sacred Heart. Wed., Feb. 18, 6-9 p.m. Call 633-8711 for more.

Small Business Development Center, offering classes in Business Licenses and Permits on Feb. 16 and 23, Free. Classes on the basics of bookkeeping Feb. 19, March 18, $35. Call Kaye for more classes and information at 272-7232.

Historic Speakers Series, sponsored by the Mineral Springs Foundation, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs. Free. The 1st and 3rd Sundays through Mar., 3 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Old Colorado City History Center Talks, OCCHS, 1 S. 24th St. Free. Walter Dennis speaks on "The Life of Ruth Banning Lewis", Fri., Feb. 13, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more info.

Saris -- Color, Texture and Design, Mountain View Church of Christ, 1060 E. LaSalle St. View samples of sheep's wool and learn what to look for. Presented by Judi Arndtand the Pikes Peak Weavers Guild. Fri., Feb. 13, 9 a.m. Call Louise at 597-5407 for more.

Fundraising During Challenging Times, Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costillla Ave. $10-$20. An audioconference hosted by the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Bring a brown bag lunch. Mon., Feb. 16, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Susie at 635-1099 to RSVP or more info.

"Architectural Opportunism", Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Presented by Paul Lewis, director of Graduate studies at Princeton University. Tues., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Internation Adoption Seminar, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Presented by One Light Adoptions, a non-profit, non-sectarian international adoption agency. Tues., Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m. Call Anne at 888/442-8885 for reservations.

Manitou Chamber of Commerce Seminar, Pikes Peak National Bank, 2401 W. Colorado Ave. Free seminar on Business Web Sites and Internet Marketing for members of the Manitou Springs Chamber. Tues., Feb. 17, 9-10 a.m. Call Chris to register at 473-5310.

John Chalke presentation, Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Chalke presents his ceramics. Wed., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Mara Liasson lecture, Colorado College Palmer Hall, Gates common room, East of N. Cascade and San Rafael in grassy knoll. National political correspondent for NPR, speaks on Electoral Politics in 21st Century America. Thurs., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

The Most Lovable Aromatic Herbs, Springs Health & Wellness Center- Comm. Meeting rm., 7834 N. Academy. $2 with canned good. Medical applications of herbs, their essential oils, teas, and tinctures. Thurs., Feb. 19, 7-9 p.m. Call 599-7466 for more.

King Arthur Flour Bread Baking Classes, Radisson Inn, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Two-hour classes taught by Michael Jubinsky, expert bread baker. Thurs., Feb. 19, noon to 2 p.m., sweet dough class. From 7-9 p.m., artisan bread class. Call 802/649-3881 for more.

Monument Valley Park historic classes, series of six classes highlighting the history of the park as well as a walking tour. $20-$40. Sponsored by the Friends of Monument Valley Park. Classes start Sat., Feb. 21, 9-11 a.m. Call Judith at 473-2154 or Bill at 632-8585 for location, info, or to register.

Sweet Memories: The History of St. Valentine's Day, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Katherine Scott Sturdevant reveals the origins and history of one of our most beloved holidays in this illustrated lecture. Sat., Feb. 21, 2 p.m. Reservations suggested at 385-5990.

A Crash Course in Adoption, Hearthstone Inn conference room, 605 N. Cascade. $10. Step-by-Step Adoption Consultants assists families who wish to adopt domestically or internationally. Sat., Feb. 21, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 532-0236 for more.

Card-Making Workshop, Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free. Create a handmade card with Charlotte Miller, kits provided, open to teens and adults. Pre-registration required by Feb. 16 at 593-8000. Program takes place Sat., Feb. 21 at 2 p.m.

Past Lives: How they Affect Us Today, Springs Health and Wellness Center, 7834 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Sponsored by ECKANKAR. Sat., Feb. 21, 1 p.m. Call 578-1470 for more.

Holistic Services Marketing forum, Celebration New Age Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855. Free. How to design brochures and fliers to market your holistic services taught by Michelle Vandepas, who will also sign her new book. Mon., Feb. 23, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

"Myth, Modernism and the Creation of the United States Air Force Academy", Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Presented by Robert Nauman, architectural historian at University of Colorado- Boulder. Tues., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Eating for Life: The Optimal Diet, Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre, East Rastall room. Free. Brenda Davis, dietitian/nutritionist and author speaks on food choices and how they affect our health. Tues., Feb. 24, 8 p.m. Call Jessica at 209-2108 for more.

Woman's Educational Society & Aficionados Luncheon, Worner Center, Gaylord room, 902 N. Cascade. $11.50 with lunch. Beverly Stoeltje speaks and gives slide show, The Cowgirl: Ranch Women, Rodeo Queens, and Media Dreams. Wed., Feb. 25, noon. Reserve space by Feb. 23 at 389-6649.

Conquer a Capital Campaign, Gay & Lesbian Fund, 315 E. Costilla. Does your organization need its own building? How do you build for the future? Thurs., Feb. 26, 1-4 p.m. Call Linda at 473-4455, x1406 for more.

Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture, Ganden House, 506 W. Taylor St., Suite 2. "Relating with a Spiritual Teacher" classes, five weeks on Sat. starting Feb. 28, 8:30-10:30 a.m. Meditations at Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada, Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 447-9880 for more.

CSU Family Life Education Seminars, Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $5 per class. Convenient day and evening times starting Mar. 3. Classes include "Brain Smart Parenting", "Preparing for Reuinion", "When Children Grieve", "Working With Temperaments", "When Parents Disagree", "Kindergarten Ahead." Call for dates, times, and registration at 636-8937.

Women's Hunter Education Class, Division of Wildlife Office, 4255 Sinton Rd. Free. Learn outdoor survival, wildlife identification, hunter ethics and more with other women over the age of 10. Attend both classes for certification on March 6, 13, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Register with Tonya at 227-5281.

Managing Rental Property, learn from D-11 how to manage your rentals professionally. $46. Tues., Mar. 10, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Call 520-2384 for more.

Permaculture, Natural Housing, Edible Landscapes, Self Sufficient Living, Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Free. Presented by Master Gardener Becky Elder. Every Thurs., 6:30-8 p.m. For more, call 685-0986.

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