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PPLD Programs, call for locations and more info, 531-6333. Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery and more Book Clubs. Adult crafts on Feb. 3. Got Weeds? On Feb. 9. Black Film Festival Feb. 6, 13, 20, 27.

Benet Hill Center Programs, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Spritiuality Journey Course 3 runs Feb. 1-March 8. Senior Enrichment program "Conflict Management," Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 473-6184 to register for any of these.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D11, including knitted poncho, watercolor, home repair, mah-jongg, sign language, gold leafing, porcelain doll making, belly dance, comedy sports and improv, photography, yoga, automotive for women and more. Classes begin Feb. 1-5. 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.

Primordial Worlds- Prequel to Genesis, Celebration Community Rm., 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $25. Rabbi Joel David Bakst instructs. Sun., Feb. 6, 1-3:30 p.m. Visit or call 685-0999 for more.

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 Mountain High School Aquatics Center, 1200 Cresta Road. 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., Suite 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. Weekend Meditation Silent Retreat, Feb. 18-21, different location. Call 473-7609 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.

Introduction to Beaded Jewelry Making, Bead Town Stamp City, 2616 W. Colorado Ave. #18. $20 includes all materials. Sat., Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 477-0525 for more.

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

Tesoro Foundation Historic Lecture Series, The Fort, 19192 Highway 8, Morrison. $40-$50. All lectures preceded by cocktails and dinner starting at 6 p.m. "Sacred Stones: The Story of Red Rocks" by "Dr. Colorado," Tom Noel, on Sun., Jan. 30 at 6 p.m. "Rock Inscriptions as Historic Documents" by Peter K. Faris on Sun., Feb. 20. For reservations, call 303/697-2282.

Real Estate Investors Group, Radisson Inn North, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. $15. Learn the seven deadly mistakes that investors make that cost them money. Feb. 1, March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051 ext. 350 for more.

Understanding Crane Communication, DOW Office, 4255 Sinton Road. Free. Crane biologist Paul Tebbel discusses crane behavior. Tues., Feb. 1, 7 p.m. Call 531-7076 for more.

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 Road. Free. A course for women and girls over the age of 10. The DOW furnishes all equipment and materials. Series of two classes on Feb. 5, 12, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 227-5284 for more.

Piano workshop by Ken Saydak, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1460 N. Hancock Ave. Donations accepted. Sat., Feb. 12, 2-4 p.m. For more, call 685-1861.

Memorial Hospital Events, 1400 E. Boulder St., call 365-2438 for more. Scrubs Sale, Jan. 27, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. 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 February include Contest writing, Dressing for our age and shape, Talking to grandkids about sex, The Olympic Training Center, Valuing old books, The English language, The Peace Corps, Dreams -- gifts in the night, Can there be a "just" war?, Balance seminar, Fitness and movement arts, and more.

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