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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 March, 3 p.m. Call 685-5089 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.

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.

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. Open forum on designing 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.

Colorado Geology, Woodland Park. $68. Tues., Feb. 24- March 23, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-1229 to register.

America's Ultimate Health Seminar, American National Bank Building, 1130 N. Circle Dr., Suite 101. $10. Learn about the power of the human body and the benefits of high performance nutrients, textbook included. Feb. 24, 26, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 661-2685 for reservations.

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? Learn this on Thurs., Feb. 26, 1-4 p.m. Call Linda at 473-4455, x1406 for more.

Homeschooling: Middle/High School, Audubon Elementary School, 2400 E. Van Buren. Free. General info about homeschooling middle and high schoolers in Colorado. Fri., Feb. 27, 6:30 pm. Call 520-2216 for more.

Migratory Bird Workshop, Division of Wildlife office, 4255 Sinton Rd. Free. Learn about how biologists study migratory birds, receiving a busing stipend to attend an education and bird banding station in the spring. Sat., Feb. 28, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call Pat at 475-9199 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.

School District 11 Community Education, classes in beginner watercolors, ancient Egyptian winemaking, modern jazz and ballroom dance, creative movement dance for kids ages 5-10, cosmetics in ancient Egypt, managing rental property, gardens in ancient Egypt, starting around March 1. Call 520-2384 for dates, locations, prices and registration.

Beekeeping School, Mason Temple, 455 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs. $25-$35. Comprehensive course on bee acquisition, biology, year-round care and all aspects of local beekeeping. March 6-7, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call Kim at 632-0075 by March 1 to reserve a space.

Nitty Gritty of Getting Grants, Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costillla Ave. Learn about foundations and considerations before writing the proposal, learn steps to creating an outstanding proposal. Thurs., March 11, 1-4 p.m. Call 473-4455, x1406 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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