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Elements Art Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., 633-3899. Offering art classes from glass fusing to beading and more, through October. Visit elementsartgallery.com to view a class schedule.

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.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on computers, religion, health, Shakespeare, spiritual growth, movies, fossils, and more. Search visitpillar.org for more.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering classes from CPR to bellydancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps. Call 385-7920 for more.

Colorado Geology Class and Field Trip For Adults, various locations. $68. Learn about Colorado's landscape and take a field trip. June 7 through July 5, Wed., 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-1229 for more.

Community Immigration Town-Hall Meetings, four venues across the state, including St. Paul, 9 El Pomar Road. Bishop Michael Sheridan and parishes of the Diocese of Colorado Springs will host immigration discussions through the lens of scripture and Catholic social teaching. June 1 in Colorado Springs, June 9 in Buena Vista, June 13 in Highlands Ranch and June 23 in Limon, 7 p.m. Call 303/ 894-8808 for more.

WBC Luncheon, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $25-$30. Rear Admiral Nancy E. Brown, the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. Navy, presents "A Path to Leadership." Thurs., June 1, noon. Call 575-4380 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.

"Roswell, Then and Now," Gold Hill Police Station, 705 S. Nevada Ave. Free. Presenting the Colorado MUFON State Meeting with Chuck Zukowski, who was involved in the Roswell archeological dig. Sat., June 3, 1-4 p.m. Call 550-0942 or visit comufon.org for more.

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Public Viewing, Bear Creek Park East Garden parking lot, Rio Grande and 21st streets. Free. View stars, planets, galaxies and more. Sat., June 3, 8:30 p.m. Call Alan at 651-8476 to make a reservation.

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo Ave. $30. Becky Elder lectures on permaculture basics. Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 632-6189 or visit ppjpc.org for more.

"Composting for a Richer Earth: Water Wisdom," Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo St. $25-$30. Scott Piggot of Rocky Top Resources will present on soil enrichment and more. Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 for more or visit catamountinstitute.org.

"All That Way for a Drink of Water! The Early History of Manitou Springs," Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs. Free. Deborah Harrison presents on this topic. Tues., June 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 685-5206 to make a reservation.

Tuesday Night Community Forums, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. "Climbing Colorado's Fourteeners," June 13. The Colorado Fourteeners Initiative will provide information on safely hiking and ecological impacts. "Identifying Edible and Medicinal Plants," June 20. "Sustainable Agriculture," June 27. All forums from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more or visit therenaissanceacademy.org.

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

"Mountain Lion Behavior: Ideas to Avoid Conflict," Starsmore Discovery Center, 2110 S. Cheyenne Road. $5. Mountain lion expert Linda Sweanor-Logan will present useful information on our relationship with the big cats. Sat., June 24, 3-4:30 p.m. Call 385-6086 to make a reservation.

Free Computer Security Workshop, PPCC Centennial Campus Theatre, room A-112, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Learn to protect yourself or your business. Mon., June 26, 8 a.m. to noon. Call 262-3844, ext. 105 for more.

The Organic Pet, All Breed Rescue and Training, 20 Mount View Lane. $25-$30. The Catamount Institute presents information on responsible pet parenting. Sat., July 8, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 102 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.

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. Offering classes Aug. 2, 8 and 29 and Nov. 1, 7 and 14. Call 636-3074 for more.

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