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Small Business Development Center, offering classes in Business Licenses and Permits on March 8, 15, 22, 29, Free. Classes on the basics of bookkeeping March 18, $35. Business Law and how to structure your business on March 19, $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 March, 3 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Meditations at Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada, Free. Sponsored by the Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture, Wed., 7-8:30 p.m. Call 447-9880 for more.

Sustainability Symposium, UCCS, University Center Theatre, 3rd floor, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway. Free. All seminars from 4:30- 6 p.m. Wed., March 10, Malnutrition at the Margin: The Political Ecology of Global Hunger and the Sustainability of International Food Aid with speaker Thoric Cederstrom of Counterpart Intl. Call Catamount Institute at 471-2656 for more.

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.

The Goddess Everywhere Project, Celebration New Age Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Open forum, view visitors guide to the many faces of the divine feminine, natural and human made. Karla Crescenta presents results of community effort. Mon., March 8, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

CSU Family Life Education Seminars, Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $5 per class. Convenient day and evening times starting March 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.

Connecting Kids to Christ, New Life Church, 11025 St. Hwy. 83 N. $29-$49. Focuses on helping kids develop a lasting relationship with Jesus. Sat., March 6, 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Call 800/888-5991 to register.

Beyond Xeriscape, an introduction to Urban Permaculture, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Becky Elder from Blue Planet Earthscapes in Manitou Springs speaks. Wed., March 10, 7 p.m. Call 596-4901 for more.

The Basics of Buddhism, Celebration, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Donations accepted. A series of meditations and teachings with Ruth Borri, student of Avalokiteshvara Buddhist Center. Thursday from March 11-April 1, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 303/232-8627 for more.

Colorado Native Plants for your Garden, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Panayoti Kelaidis of the Denver Botanic Gardens discusses using native plants in your own garden. Thurs., March 11, 7-9:30 p.m. Call 578-1091 for more.

Life is but a Dream: a Workshop, East Library, community room II, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Sat., March 13, 1 p.m. Call 578-1470 for more.

Refuse to be a Victim, Sand Creek Police Dept., 4125 Center Park Dr. Free. The NRA presents a crime prevention seminar on Sat., March 13, 9 a.m. Call 444-7210 to register.

Role Playing for the Big Ask, Junior Achievement, 1 Education Way. $5-$10. The Association of Fundraising Professionals host a lecture and role playing for non-profits interested in fundraising. Tues., March 16, 4-5:30 p.m. Call Susan at 635-1099 for more.

Birds of Prey workshop, American Birding Association, 720 W. Monument St. Free. Bill Maynard will give a slide presentation on identifying birds of prey from 5-6:30 p.m., Fri., March 5. Field trip on Sat., March 6, starting at 7 a.m. Call 578-9703 to register.

Becoming a Love and Logic Parent workshop, Corpus Christi Parish Hall, 2318 N. Cascade Ave. $20. Learn practical techniques that are easy to learn, change lives and raise responsible kids and teenagers. Sat., March 24, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Kris at 955-7008 for more.

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