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

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.

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.

Starsmore Discovery Center Workshops, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Sponsored in by Dist. 12. Covering a variety of topics from gardening to animals to photography and crafts to maps. Running Sept. through Oct. Call 578-6146 for more.

Wildlife Watch Workshop, learn how to enhance your outdoors experience. Credits avail. for educators. Presented by the Division of Wildlife. Sat. Sept. 18, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

Diabetes and Prediabetes Lectures, Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation's Family Medicine Center, 15 W. Cimarron. 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.

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.

Forest Gardening in the City, 918 Prospect Place, Manitou Springs. $20. Install an edible/medicinal garden landscape that mimics the diversity and self maintenance of a natural forest while meeting people's needs. Sat., Sept. 18, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Becky at 685-0290 for more.

Medical Marijuana Lecture, UCCS's University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Associate Professor Bob Melamede and others debate the use of medical marijuana. Sat., Sept. 18, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 262-3135 for more.

Lifelong learning classes, with School District 11. $31-$69. Register now for Computer Novice I, Crocheting, Middle Eastern Belly Dance, Weight Management for your Lifestyle and the Secrets of Exercise Success. Classes begin between Sept. 20-23. Call 520-2384 for more.

Independent Media in a Time of War and Election, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Amy Goodman of Democracy Now! Speaks. Mon., Sept. 20, 7:30 p.m. Visit for more.

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.

Advanced Fair Housing, AACS, 888 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 103. $40-$60. Learn about fair housing laws and issues effecting the apartment industry. Wed., Sept. 22, 12:30-5 p.m. Reservations required, call 264-9195 for more.

All Natural Soap Making Class, Rocky Mtn. Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $10. Learn to make your own natural soaps. Wed., Sept. 22, 7-8 p.m. Call 329-0180 for more.

Driven by Wellth, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25. Learn to translate personal health into effective business performance. Renee Moorefield, CEO of Wisdom Works presents. Thurs., Sept. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 471-0910 for more.

Jungian Lecture: How Quantum Physics and Depth Psychology Inform Us of a Pschophysical Reality. Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. $5-$8. Presented by Judy Cadigan, M.A. for the Jungian Society. Fri., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.

Dog Adoption Seminar, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. Free. For dogs adopted at Dreampower or 9 Lives Rescue Animals only. Owners come and learn how to potty train and teach their dog discipline after adoption. Owners only. Fri., Sept. 24, 6 p.m. 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.

Intro to Zen Workshop, with instructor Joan Sutherland. $30. Sat., Sept. 25. Call 594-0724 for more.

Family Dog II Workshop, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. $90. For pet owners and dogs who have completed Family Dog I. Runs for six weeks, starts, Sat., Sept. 25. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.

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.

Anarchism, Libertarianism and Social Justice: how much government is best to preserve our freedoms- from our nation's capitol to our own groups?, First Congregational Church founders room, 20 E. St. Vrain. Panelists as well as questions and comments. Tues., Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Intuitive Websites: Making Websites Friendly, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. $10. Learn to design your website so that it is easy for customers to use so you can increase sales. Tues., Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP at

The Parables of Jesus Class, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. An eight week study from Sept. 28- Nov. 16, 9:15-11:15 a.m. Call Constance at 633-0655, ext. 31 for more.

Kabbalah Classes and Seminars, by Rabbi Joel David Bakst. Classes are ongoing. Visit or call 685-0999 for more info.

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