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PPLD Programs, call for locations and more info, 531-6333. Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery and more Book Clubs. Discovering the History of Your Home on Jan. 22.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D11, including chess, computer novice, exercise secrets of success, French, Italian, Persian, Spanish, Arabic, Russian, German, soap making and more. Classes begin the last week of January. Visit or call 520-2384 for more.

Ghost Hunter University, Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $40-$50. Ghost Hunting 101, learn the tools and tricks of ghost hunters, Sat., Jan. 29, 2 p.m. The Ghost Hunter Experience, go on a ghost-tour of the Inn, four-course dinner, Sat., Jan. 29, 8 p.m. Call 473-4413 for reservations and information.

Foreclosure Alternatives, East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Classes on how to avoid foreclosure and how to help others to avoid it as well., Feb. 10, 6-7 p.m. Call 260-9515 to register.

Mineral Springs Foundation Historical Speakers, Community Congregational Church, Manitou Springs, 103 Pawnee Ave., 685-5255. Free, all at 3 p.m. Historic Hotels of Manitou, Feb. 6.

Whitewater Club Kayak Sessions, Cheyenne Mtn. H.S. Aquatics Ctr., 1200 Cresta Rd. Sessions every Sunday Jan. 16-April 10, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Call 538-5873 for more.

Vipassana Buddhist Meditation Classes, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. Intro class, Jan. 27-March 3, 6-7:30 p.m., $75. Four Noble Truths Class, Jan. 25-March 1, 6:30-8 p.m., $85. Call 473-7609 for more.

Implementing an Environmental Management System, The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St. $25. Greg Marchand of Green Bay Consulting explains how the system contributes to business sustainability and profitability. Thurs., Jan. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 471-0910 ext. 105 by Jan. 17 to reserve a spot.

Mortgage 101, First Colorado Home, 5180 N. Union Blvd., #103. Underwriter with 31 years experience teaches you how to structure the right loans for your client. Sat., Jan. 22, 2-4 p.m. Call 531-5153 to register.

All Natural Soap Making Class, Rocky Mtn. Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $20. Learn to make soaps free of te harsh preservatives and chemicals with irritate skin. Sun., Jan. 23, 2-3 p.m. Call 329-0180 for more.

The Dance of Divine Gender, Celebration Community Rm., 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $25 donation. A Kabbalistic presentation of sexuality. Sun., Jan. 23, 1-3:30 p.m. Call 685-0999 for more.

Principles and Practices of Buddhist Psychology, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Free. Lecture Fri., Jan. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 389-6636 for more.

Mind and Mindfulness in Buddhist Traditions, Dwelling Place just north of First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. $20 donation. Includes practicum and discussions. Sat., Jan. 29, 9 a.m. to noon, 1:30-3:30. Call 389-6636 to register.

America's Boating Course, Sand Creek Police Sub-Station, 4125 Center Park. An eight-hour class running from Jan. 29-30. Register at 632-8129.

Colorado Geology Class and Field Trip. Feb. 2- March 2, 6:30-8:30, Wednesdays, $68. Sat. field trip in March for $48. Call 687-1229 for more.

Women's Hunter Education Class, Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Rd. Free. A course for girls over the age of 10 and women. The DOW furnishes all equipment and materials. Series of two class Feb. 5-12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 227-5284 for more.

Small Business Development Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Classes on bookkeeping, quickbooks, financial statements, funding your business, market analysis and more through Feb. 21. Call 262-3844 or visit to register.

Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Book signings: Matt Bille and Erika Lishock sign The First Space Race on Sat., Jan. 22, 2 p.m. Peter DeLeo signs Survive!: My Fight for Life in the High Sierras on Fri., Feb. 4, 7 p.m.

Memorial Hospital Events, 1400 E. Boulder St., call 365-2438 for more. Scrubs Sale, Jan. 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Radiology school open house at 175 S. Union Blvd. on Jan. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 365-1038 for more. Classes offered include: sensational sitters, love & logic, breastfeeding basics, infant/toddler safety, infant health & illness, stop smoking, couples massage and more. Call 444-CARE for more on classes.

PILLAR Classes, call 633-4991 for locations and more info. Classes for Jan. include Computer Fundamentals, The Fair False Memory of War, Cloning and Stem Cells, Roads Yet to be Traveled, Let's Evolve, The State of Homelessness in Colorado Springs, Reflexology, Martin Luther King Jr., Oh My Aching Back!, Windows XP, Franklin and Winston's Epic Friendship, Basic Parliamentary Procedure, and Reverse Mortgages.

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