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click to enlarge The Wacky World of Christopher Durang, PPCCs - Mainstage Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. $5-$10. Runs - April 13-30. Call the box office at 540-7418 for tickets - and info.
  • The Wacky World of Christopher Durang, PPCCs Mainstage Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. $5-$10. Runs April 13-30. Call the box office at 540-7418 for tickets and info.

Race Matters Symposium, various locations at CC. Magdalen Hsu-Li performs on Fri., April 8, 8 p.m. "You Called Me What!!??!!" panel discussion on Sat., April 16, 12:30 p.m. The Role of Whites in Anti-Racism: a Roadmap on Sat., April 16, 2:30 p.m. Sustained Dialogue on Sat., April 16, 4 p.m. Beverly Moran spekas on Sat., April 16, 7:30 p.m. Staying on the Wall: Annual Gospel Extravaganza on Sun., April 17, 3 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

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, How's your sprinkler system, CASA book club, Graphic novel and anime club.

Manitou Springs Public Library Programs, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5206. How to use the internet to facilitate genealogy research, Tues., April 12, 6 p.m.; Fri., April 15, 10 a.m. Pre-school story time: Bunnies, Thurs., April 14, 10 a.m. Meet the Author, Thia Luby, Mon., April 18, 11 a.m. Introduction to Computers, Tues., April 19, 6 p.m.; Fri., April 29, 10 a.m. Hogwarts Party, Wed., April 20, 3-5 p.m. Pre-school story time: Shapes, Thurs., April 21, 10 a.m. Yoga workshop for teens, Thurs., April 21, 4 p.m. Friends of the library open house, Fri., April 22, 5 p.m. Pre-school story time: Rain, Thurs., April 28, 10 a.m. Benefits of resistance training for women, men, seniors and kids, Tues., April 26, 6 p.m.

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.

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

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.

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.

Women's Re-entry Program, Pikes Peak Community College is offering a series of fun and informative workshops designed for women returning to college after being out of school for several years. Meet other women who are making life-changing decisions and transitioning. Call 540-7501 to sign up.

Real Estate Investors Group, Radisson Inn North, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. $15. Learn the seven deadly mistakes that investors make that cost them money. 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!

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.

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.

Chinese Cultural Evening, China Restaurant, 6523 N. Academy Blvd. $20-$25. Enjoy a gourmet Chinese dinner while speaker John Wolf, retired Colonel with the USAF speaks on The Struggle for Control of Information in China. Wed., April 13, 6:30-9 p.m. Call Mali at 201-8373 for more.

Equal Opportunity Housing Lecture, Apartment Association, 888 Garden of the Gods Rd., suite 103. $40-$60. A seminar for property managers on establishing and maintaining fair business practices and understanding the importance of equal professional service. Wed., April 13, 1-5 p.m. Call 264-9195 for more.

The Demonization of Pan, Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. $4-$8. The C.G. Jung Society presents this lecture by Sharon L. Coggan, Ph.D. and professor of Religious Studies on Fri., April 15, 7 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.

Journey to Community discussion series, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free. Col. James Cook, head of the Dept. of Philosophy at the USAFA leads discussion of the just war tradition. Fri., April 15, 7 p.m. Call 633-7717 for more.

Astronomical Society Public Viewing Sessions, Palmer Park, NW corner of Maizeland and Academy. Free. Large and small telescopes available along with club members to assist and answer questions. Sat., April 16, dark to 11 p.m. Call Alan at 262-0698 for info or to check for cancellation due to weather conditions.

Learn to Make Lip Balm, Salves and Oil Infusions, Rocky Mtn. Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $20. Watch a demonstration, leave with samples and a kit to do it yourself at home. Sun., April 17, 1-2:30 p.m. Call 329-0180 for more.

Staying Centered in a World of Extremes, Benet Hill Center, 2577, N. Chelton Rd. $15. Executive coach Sue Kiernan speaks on attending to your inner wisdom to achieve lasting fulfillment. Sat., April 23, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 for more.

UCCS Anthropology Club Lecture Series, UCCS University Center, Room 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Dr. Linda Watts speaks on Variation in Cultural Models of a Life Path. Thurs., April 28, 7 p.m. Call 232-9356 for more.

Introduction to Permaculture. $50 includes organic lunch and reading material. Robin Shankman of the PPJPC and Becky Elder of Blue Planet Permaculture teach a practical, hands-on technique that can be brought to any home. Sat., April 30, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call Robin at 632-6189 for more.

Colorado College Events, various locations, call 389-6607 for more. Terry Tempest Williams Talk, Thurs., April 7, 7 p.m. Vern Raburn Talk, Thurs., April 7, 7:30 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. Peace of Mind: Coexistence Through the Eyes of Palestinian and Israeli Teens, Thurs., April 14, 4:30 p.m. Manufacturing Consent: Noam Chomsky and the Media, film discussion, Fri., April 15, 7 p.m. Beverly Moran lecture, Sat., April 16, 7:30 p.m. Race Matters Symposium Opening, Sat., April 16, 12:30 p.m. Staying on the Wall: Annual Gospel Extravaganza, Sun., April 17, 3 p.m. What Makes a Good Movie?, Wed., April 27, 11:30 a.m. A Market for Greenhouse Gases, Thurs., April 28, 7:30 p.m. Colorado College Choir Performance, Fri., April 29, 12:15 p.m.

Home Depot Workshops, all locations, call 800/430-3376 to find one. April clinics: You can build a deck, Tuesdays at 7 p.m.; You can maintain your lawn, Thursdays at 7 p.m.; You can lay ceramic tile, Fridays at 7 p.m.; You can organize your closets, Saturdays at 10 a.m.; You can create an outdoor living space, Saturdays at 2 p.m.

Memorial Hospital Events, 1400 E. Boulder St., call 365-2438 for more. Classes offered include: sensational sitters, healthy habits for weight loss, tai chi, massage for couples, communication for couples, smoking cessation, yoga for beginners, intermediate yoga and yoga for seniors. 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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