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Fire Museum Tour and Dinner, Lester Williams Fire Museum, 375 Printers Parkway. $5-$10. Tour and chili dinner, sponsored by Historic Preservation Alliance. Thurs., Sept. 2, 5:30 p.m. For more, call Joyce at 339-7544.

Hinges of Judeo-Christian History, $24. Presented by Dr. Gerry Trigg, offered by PILLAR. Learn to see scriptures with a fresh, sacred perspective. Mondays, Sept. 13-20, 9:30-11:30 a.m. For location and information, call 633-4991.

Springs Automobiles Strips: Remnants of a Bygone Era, $12. Understand building types, land uses and auto travel in the Springs and the U.S. Presented by John Harner, offered by PILLAR. Wed., Sept. 15, 9:30-11 a.m. For location and information, call 633-4991.

Astronomical Society Observing Session. Bear Creek Park, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Free. Sept. 24, Fox Run Park. For more see

www.csastro.org .

Start a Bed & Breakfast Inn seminar, Holden House, 1102 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $60. Includes 100-page workbook. Sun., Sept. 19-Oct. 17, 1-5 p.m. Call 471-3980.

What is the Palmer Foundation?, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Wed., Sept. 15, 7 p.m. Learn about one of colorado's first land trusts with Dave VanDerWege. Horticultural Art Society program. Call 531-6333.

Benedictine Spiritual Study, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. A two-year course focused on spiritual growth and personal transformation. Weekly 3-hour classes. Call Sister Anne at 473-6184 for more.

Colorado Geology, class or field trip. Sept. 1-29, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $68. Call Sheila at 687-1229 for more.

Freedom of Religion Panel Discussion, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Panelists will address separation of church and state, the pledge of allegiance, school prayer, questions from the audience. Tues., Sept. 7, 7 p.m. Several faiths and organizations represented.

Scripture Class, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. Year one offered on Tuesday nights beginning Sept. 7 or Wednesday mornings beginning Sept. 8. Call Constance at 633-0655, ext. 31 for more.

Gus Gustafson Lecture, Springs Community Church, 7290 Lexington Dr., 590-1705. Learn how the business owner and motivational speaker Ron "Gus" Gustafson turned personal tragedy into triumph. Sun., Sept. 12, 8, 9:15 and 10:45. Call Sid at 590-1705 for more.

General Palmer Lecture, Pioneer's Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free. Terrell Garren presents the program and signs his book, The Secret of War. Sept. 18, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.

Free voice lessons by the Velvet Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines. 6-week course beginning Mon., Sept. 13. For more, call 592-1322 or 481-6267.

Diabetes and Prediabetes Lectures, Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation's Family Medicine Center, 15 W. Cimarron. Obestity, Diabetes and Renal Failure Leading to Dialysis, Fri., Sept 3, 2-3 p.m. Prediabetes: Early Detection and Treatment, Thurs., Sept. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 635-9057 to reserve a spot.

Fall classes, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Prices and times vary. Classes include photography, yoga, tai chi, Spanish, making candle jewelry, line dance, exercise, self-defense. Call 385-7920.

In Honor of Water, All Souls U.U. Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Learn about the drought, water conservation and upcoming legislation. Water-saver kits and xeriscape videos available. Sun., Sept. 12, noon to 1 p.m. Call 633-7717 for more.

National Alliance of the Mentally Ill Family-To-Family Education, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Free. The program covers depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and schizoaffective disorder, borderline personality, panic disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder and co-occurring brain disorders. Tues., Sept. 14, 6:45-9:15 p.m. Call NAMI at 473-8477 to register.

Discovering a Sense of Place Discussion Course, Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo. $30 for book. A nine week course discussing place bioregionally. Sept. 15 to Nov. 10. Call 632-6189 for more.

Introduction to Insight: Vipassana Meditation, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. $75. Beth Chorpenning Instructor. Classes Sept. 16- Oct. 21. To register call 473-7609 before Sept. 2.

Canine Good Citizen Course, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. $60. For pet owners who want their canines to become therapy dogs. Runs for four weeks, starts Fri., Sept. 17. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.

Men's Spirituality, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. A two session course focusing on the personal nature of a man's relationship with God. Wednesdays, Sept. 22, 29, 7-8:30 p.m. Call Constance at 633-0655, ext. 31 for more.

Family Dog I Workshop, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. $90. For pet owners and puppies 14 weeks and older. Runs for six weeks, starts, Wed., Sept. 22. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.

Bear Paw, Great-Grandson of Geronimo Lecture, Springs Health and Wellness Center, 7834 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Fri., Sept. 24, 7-9:30 p.m. Call 598-9200 for more.

Aman Motwane Workshop, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd., 471-4556. Aman Motwane, author of Power of Wisdom conducts a workshop. Sept. 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Call 471-4556 for more.

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