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PPLD Programs, call for locations and more info, 531-6333. Fiction, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Mystery and more book clubs. Black Film Festival Feb. 20, 27.

Benet Hill Center Programs, 2577 N. Chelton RoadContemplative 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 Mosaic Tiles, Sign Language, Computer, Felted Tote Bag, Ballroom/Swing/Latin Dance, Porcelain Dollmaking, Lotions & Potions. Classes begin late Feb. through early March. 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., Feb. 26, 2 p.m. The Ghost Hunter Experience, go on a ghost-tour of the Inn, four-course dinner, Sat., Feb. 26, 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. March 10, 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. 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.

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. 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, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051 ext. 350 for more.

Beginning Genealogy Classes, free. Runs Feb. 19, 26 and March 5. Call Candice at 632-4237.

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.

African American Service Women and My Experiences in Iraq, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Ft. Carson's first woman Purple Heart recipient, Specialist Latoya Lucas (retired) outlines the history of African American Service Women and talks about her experiences in Iraq. Sat., Feb. 19, 2 p.m.

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.

The Status of the World's Women, Broadmoor Hotel's main ballroom, 1 Lake Ave. $10-$25. The Colorado Springs World Affairs Council presents Nancy Rubin speaking on The Status of the World's Women. Thurs., Feb. 24, noon. Call 579-8443 for more.

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.

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 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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