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Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult Programs in April: Catalog training for the public, Friends of the Library meetings, Genealogy on Steroids, Senior connections programs.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D11, including Watercolor, Entrepreneurship, Mosaics, Cake Decorating, Mah Jongg, Automotive for Women, Chess, Basic Home Repair and more. Classes begin the first week in April. Visit or call 520-2384 for more.

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. Curtis Prints: Wife of Moon by Margaret Coel on Sun., April 3. For reservations, call 303/697-2282.

Nature Wildflower Photo Shoot with professional photographer Kenneth Wajda. At various locations around Colorado Springs, you will take photographs in the field while a Wajda answers questions, offers tips and assist you. Sundays, 5 a.m. through November. Call 783-9283 for more.

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

Looking for more Lectures and Learning opportunities? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at, click on "Calendar" on the left hand side of the page!

Sustainanble Manitou, Manitou Springs Elementary School's auditorium, 701 Duclo St., Manitou Springs. Free. Video The End of Suburbia: Oil Depletion and the Collapse of the American Dream will be shown followed by Q&A about sustainable living. Fri., April 1, 6:30 p.m. Call Becky at 685-0290 for more.

Anthropology Lectures, UCCS University Center, rm. 122, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Dr. Fred Coolidge speaks on The Personality of Neanderthals on Thurs., April 7, 7 p.m. Dr. Margaret Van Ness speaks on Ethnobotany on Thurs., April 14, 7 p.m. Call 232-9356 for more.

Small Business Classes from the Gateman Institute of Small Business. Courses and support for working "on" your business, not just "in" your business. Classes run Tuesdays, 6:15-8:15 p.m. starting April 5. Call Nancy at 630-3457 for more.

Grant Writing Seminar, Comfort Inn North, 6450 Corporate Center Dr. Don Myers, author of The Joy of Writing Grants speaks. Wed., April 6, 9 a.m. Call 888/829-0837 to register.

Colorado, Colorado City and the Civil War, Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Donations accepted. David Hughes, historian, gives insight into the connections of noteworthy events taking place from 1860-1876 in the local arena. Fri., April 8, 10 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Crime Prevention Seminar, Matsumara Seito Karate & Kobudo, 1587 York Rd. Free. The National Rifle Association's Refuse to be a Victim program conducts a crime prevention seminar. Registration required. Sat., April 9, 1 p.m. Call Lori at 444-7276 to register.

Water-wise Gardening, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15. Maruc Katsos of Phelan Gardens speaks on xeriscape gardening, lowering your water bill and contributing to environmental conservation. Sat., April 9, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 for more.

An Afternoon of Women's Spirituality, Franciscan Retreat Center, Mount St. Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. The program, Women of the Bible, explores the lives of individual women in the bible. Sun., April 10, 2-4 p.m. Call Sr. Marilyn at 598-5486 for more.

Colorado College Events, various locations, call 389-6607 for more. Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Sun., April 3, 8 p.m. The Courage to Care, Wed., April 6, 7 p.m. Energy in the Rockies: Patterns, Trends and Assessment, Wed., April 6, 1:30 p.m. A New West, a New Energy Policy, Wed., April 6, 7:30 p.m. Terry Tempest Williams Talk, Thurs., April 7, 7 p.m. War and Peace, film discussion, Sun., April 10, 7 p.m. Restorative Justice in East Timor video viewing, Tues., April 12, 7:30 p.m.

Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Book signings: 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, yoga for seniors, aromatherapy and more. Call 444-CARE for more on classes.

PILLAR Classes, call 633-4991 for locations and more info. Classes for April include Wine Appreciation, Fabulous 1950's, The World According to Missionary Kids, The Depression Debate, Downsizing Made Easy, A Brief History of Colorado Springs, What the Bleep Do We Know, Quakers Then and Now, Sister Cities.

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