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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. Senior Enrichment program "Conflict Management," Feb. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.. Contemplative Prayer Workshop, Sun., Feb. 27, 1:15-5:15 p.m. Single Women's Retreat for those considering religious life, Feb. 25-27. Call 473-6184 to register for any of these.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D11, including American Sign Language, Managing Rental Property, Crocheting, Sign Language for Hearing Babies, Spanish, Mat Board Cutting, Knife Skills, Cake Decorating and more. Classes begin Feb. 7-15. Visit or call 520-2384 for more.

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, March 10, April 26, May 10, June 28, 6-7 p.m. Call 260-9515 to register.

Old Colorado City Historical Society Lectures, O.C.C. History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Donations accepted. Featuring Mel McFarland's talk on Old Colorado City and the Midland. Sat., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

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. Early Artists of the Pikes Peak Region, Feb. 20. Health of the Environment, March 6. The Archival History of Manitou, March 20.

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. Weekend Meditation Silent Retreat, Feb. 18-21, different location. Call 473-7609 for more.

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. "Rock Inscriptions as Historic Documents" by Peter K. Faris on Sun., Feb. 20. "Dust to Dust: Memorial Deaths in the American West by Patty Limerick and Dr. Scoggin on Sun., March 13. "Curtis Prints: Wife of Moon" by Margaret Coel on Sun., April 3. 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. March 1, April 5, May 3, June 7, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051 ext. 350 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.

Woman's Way -- An Archetypical Exploration of Our Journey through Life, open forum, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Rev. Ahriana Platten introduces thirteen faces of the Divine Feminine, a sacred journey. Mon., Feb. 7, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

Translating Humor, CC's Worner Center, WES Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Lawrence Venuti, professor of English at Temple University specializes in early modern literature, British, American and foreign poetic traditions and speaks on this. Thurs., Feb. 10, 3:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Jungian Lecture, Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. $8-$10. Bernice Hill, Ph.D. and Jungian Analyst presents "A Jungian Perspective on Wealth and Money." Fri., Feb. 11, 7 p.m. Call 685-4205 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.

Intro to Zen, Woman's Club, 20 Mesa Rd. Free. Sponsored by Springs Mountain Sangha. Sun., Feb. 13, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Visit for more.

Cold Process Soap Making Class, Rocky Mtn. Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $20. Learn the history of soap making and how to make, alter and mold your soap. Sun., Feb. 13, 2-3:30 p.m. Call 329-0180 for more.

Fuel Cell Vehicles Talk, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $28-$33. Dr. Frank Kreith discusses myths and realities surrounding fuel cells and personal transportation vehicles. Fri., Feb. 18, 6 p.m., please RSVP to Dan at 481-8400 by Feb. 12.

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.

Breaking Into Freelance Writing, Holiday Inn Express, 1815 Aeroplaza Dr. $49. Learn to sell your articles, stories, essays, greeting cards and books! Sat., Feb. 26, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call Wendy Burt at 527-8225 for more.

Zipcar: Providing On-demand Transportatoin while Reducing Urban Congestion, CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Robin Chase, co-founder of this car-sharing service speaks. Mon., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Book signings: Matt Bille and Erika Lishock sign Peter DeLeo signs Survive!: My Fight for Life in the High Sierras on Fri., Feb. 4, 7 p.m. Charles Henderson signs Goodnight Saigon on Sat., Feb. 19, 2 p.m. Charles Wilkinson signs Blood Struggle: The Rise of Modern Indian Nations on Sat., Mar. 12 at 2 p.m. John Glerach signs Still Life with Brook Trout on Fri., April 8 at 7 p.m. Kacy Barnett-Gramckow signs Crown in the Stars on Sat., April 23, 2 p.m.

Memorial Hospital Events, 1400 E. Boulder St., call 365-2438 for more. Classes offered include: sensational sitters, 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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