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"The Effects of El Nio and La Nia on SE Colorado Weather," Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Road, Beulah. Free. Bill Fortune from the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration discusses this important topic. Thurs., April 27, 7 p.m. Call 719/485-4444 for more.

Sunrise Church events, 2655 Briargate Blvd., 598-7013. "Fresh Start" divorce recovery workshop, April 27, 6:30-8 p.m.

"Landscaping for Wildlife," Wild Bird Center, 1722 E. Woodmen Road. Free. Becky Elder of Blue Planet Earthscapes will instruct on natural landscaping and Xeriscaping. Sat., April 29, 9-10 a.m. Call 548-9863 for more.

"The Organic Baby," Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. $20. The Catamount Institute is hosting Full Spectrum Nutrition founders for a workshop on healthy children, Sat., April 29, 1-4 p.m. Call 471-0190 for more or visit catamountinstitute.org for more.

"Psychology of Writing and Publishing: From Wanna-be to Writer," Attend a workshop with a college professor. $49. Sat., April 29, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Call Larry at 630-0829 for registration and venue information.

A Conversation with David Faber, CC Slocum Commons, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Hear the story of a Holocaust survivor, Sat., April 29, 1:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Full Spectrum Gallery, 828A E. Fillmore St. Offering Intermediate Level Fusing four-session class. April 29 and 30, noon to 4 p.m. Call 630-7664 for more.

2nd Annual World of Sound, Olympic Training Center, 1750 E. Boulder St. Free. Learn about sound, hearing and interactive audio equipment. All ages. Free hearing screenings. Sun., April 30, noon to 3 p.m. Call 574-9002 for more.

"Classic Literature Equals Great Movies," Kraemer Family Library, third floor, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. This lecture series examines Jane Austen's works as relative to the big screen. April 30, 2 p.m. Call Tom at 262-3439 for more.

"Photography, The Joy of Seeing," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Tim Davis presents on visual expectations and observations. Tues., May 2, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"The Cheetah Conservation Fund: An Example of Innovative Nonprofit Management," CC Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Founder of the Cheetah Conservation fund, Laurie Marker, presents this lecture. Wed., May 3, 7 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Learning Photoshop Basics I, Pro Image, 2835 N. Academy Blvd. $10 per class. Offering a six-part Adobe Photoshop course, from basics to advanced. May 3 through June 7, Wed., 6:30-8 p.m. Call 574-3535 to sign up.

An Intimate Evening with Ranjanaa Devi and the Nataraj Dancers, CC Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Devi will present "Looking Back and Forward: Classic Dance in India," followed by a dance performance to highlight the tradition. Thurs., May 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.

Building Healthy Families in the Community, Rocky Mountain Calvary Chapel, 4285 N. Academy Blvd. $45-$175. Attend a five-week course on attachment and bonding from a broad perspective. Fridays through May 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 632-3204 for more.

"Unlocking the Mystery of a Cripple Creek Businessman," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. President of the Pikes Peak Fountain Library District Cal Otto will lecture on a 19th-century clothing merchant in Cripple Creek. Fri., May 12, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

Stand-Up Comedy Workshop, Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., $5 per workshop. An intensive stand-up workshop taught by award-winning comic Gary Wilson. Sundays through June 15, 6-7 p.m. Call 632-7509 for more.

Glen Eyrie Castle and Conference Center Events, Glen Eyrie Conference Center, 3820 N. 30th St. $88-$158. "The Power of a Positive Woman," April 28-30. Conference fees include all meals and materials. Reservations required. Call 800/944-4536 for more.

The Wedding Crash Course, 1524 N. Nevada Ave., Free. Topics for wedding preparation include photography, flowers, invitations and more. May 3, 6-7 p.m. Call 471-9086 to make reservations or visit moonriverweddings.com for more.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on computers, the weather, health, Shakespeare, spiritual growth, movies, fossils, and more.

Colorado Geology Class and Field Trip For Adults, various locations. $68. Learn about Colorado's landscape and take a field trip. May 3-31. Call Sheila at 687-1229 for more.

"Baby Boomers: Helping Yourself, Helping Your Parents, Helping Your Children," Lake Terrace Dining Room at the Broadmoor Main, 1 Lake Ave. $10 parking fee, free lecture. Mark Zener and Patti Auxier will present on economic realities, pre-caregiving planning and more. Thurs., May 4, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 635-9057 for more.

Mountain Chalet Free Slide Shows, Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. David Weinstein presents "Best Loop Hikes of Colorado," Thurs., May 4, 7 p.m. Bill Houghton presents "Trekking Peru," Thurs., May 11, 7 p.m. Call 633-0732 for more.

Fluency Fast, St. Paul's Conference Center, 9 El Pomar Road. $149. Learn a foreign language in only three days with Karen Rowan. May 4-6, Thurs. and Fri., 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sat., 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 633-6000 or visit fluencyfast.com for more.

"Defending the Homeland: The Roles of NORAD and Northern Command," Rocky Mountain Ballroom, Broadmoor West, 1 Lake Circle. $20-$27. Admiral Timothy Keating will lecture, Fri., May 5 at noon. Reserve a spot by May 2 at 579-8443.

"Getting What You Want: Job Seeking in a Changing World," Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. Free. Dee Funkhouser presents this lecture. Tues., May 9, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 for more.

REI and Catamount Institute Geocaching Clinic and Outing, REI, 1376 E. Woodmen Road and Catamount Institute, 3168 County Road 28, Woodland Park. $20-$25. Learn to use a GPS at a two-part workshop. May 11, 7-8:30 p.m., and May 13, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 by May 8 to register.

"Hispanic Culture in Colorado," Edelweiss Restaurant, 34 E. Ramona Ave. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Fernando Feliu-Mogal will address this topic over lunch. Fri., May 12. Call 262-300 for more.

"Has Pike Peaked," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 217 S. Tejon St. Free. Dr. Michael Olsen will present on Zebulon Pike's role in American culture. Sat., May 20, 2 p.m. Call 385-5990 for more.

Zebulon Montgomery Pike Bicentennial Symposium, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. A full day of lectures on various topics, Sat., June 3, 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Call 531-6333, ext. 2253 for more.

2006 Colorado Xeriscape Garden Tours, to be held July 8-9 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Visit coloradogardenclubs.org for location and ticket information.

2nd Annual TCA Summer Institute, 975 Stout Road. Offering various classes and workshops June 13-30. Call 488-6295 for more.

SCORE Starting A Small Business for Military Personnel, a four-hour workshop to answer basic questions for military personnel considering leaving the service and starting a small business. Classes May 3, 9, 23, Aug. 2, 8, 29, Nov. 1, 7, 14. Call 636-3074 for more.

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