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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 to view a class schedule.

Sewing Classes, Textile-O-Phile, 1769 S. 8th St. $10 per hour. Offering sewing classes from beginner to advanced. Call 473-1818 to make a reservation.

Sewing Classes, Second Floor Studios, 2418 W. Colorado Ave. Offering beginning and intermediate private lessons and workshops. Call 634-7820 for more.

The Small Business Development Center is offering summer workshops on business related topics. Call 262-3844 for a schedule and more information.

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 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.

Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop, Helen Hunt Falls Visitor Center, 4075 N. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Workshops that include a hike and construction of a tipi in the field, July 15 and Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 633-5701 for more.

"The First Amendment and the Role of Religion in the United States Military," CC Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Michael Weinstein, founder of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, will present an open lecture to be followed by a reception for Jay Fawcett at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St. Fri., June 23, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 477-1281 for more.

Explore Geology of Colorado's Rift Zone, two-day field trip. $70 per day. View areas where the earth's crust is pulling apart. June 23-24. Call 687-1229 for more.

Embodying Your Authentic Voice, voice workshop in private home. $50. Discover your authentic voice with award-winning singer/songwriters. Sat., June 24, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 548-8823 for more.

An Introduction to Buddhism, All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $10 per class. Presenting four 90-minute weekly lectures that cover the basic doctrinal foundations of Buddhism, history and more. June 26 and July 3, 10 and 17. Mon., 5:30-7 p.m. Call 389-6616 for more.

Tuesday Night Community Forums, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. "Sustainable Agriculture," June 27. Dan Hobbs from the Rocky Mountain Farmers' Union will present on local agriculture trends. All forums from 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more or visit

2nd Annual TCA Summer Institute, 975 Stout Road. Offering various classes and workshops through June 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.

"Rangeland Health and Grazing Management on Prairie Grasslands," Hanna Ranch. $5. The NRCS District Conversationalist John Valentine will discuss ecological site description and methods to develop and install photo monitoring on affected properties. Sat., June 24, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 632-3236 for more.

Beginning Women's Cycling Clinics, Bike and Trails Jamboree, 126 Cimino Drive. Enjoy food, music and low-cost bike tune-ups along with a kids' zone. Sat., June 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 385-7431 for more.

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.

"Traveling the Queen Mary II," Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. World traveler Tony Denaray will show slides and discuss his trip on the Queen Mary II. Tues., June 27, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 535-2646 for more.

"Meeting the Challenges of a Growing Regional Economy," Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $25. Sallie Clark presents on this topic. Wed., June 28, noon. Reserve by June 23 at

Rocky Mountain Natural Store Events, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. "Learn to Make Your Own Natural Facial Products," Wed., June 28, 6-7:30 p.m. $40. All natural soap making class, Wed., July 12, 6-7 p.m. $20. Call 329-0180 for more.

Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Public Viewing, Fox Run Park, Stella Drive and Rollercoaster Road. Free. View galaxies, planets, stars and more. Fri., June 30, 8:30-11 p.m. Call Alan at 651-8476 for more information.

Colorado Sales Tax Class, Department of Revenue, 4420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. A one-and-a-half-hour seminar covers a variety of tax topics. Thurs., July 6, 2:30 p.m. Call 303/205-8203 or visit 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 for location and ticket information.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Women & Judaism, Fire Station # 14 Community Room, corner of Academy Blvd, and Dublin Blvd. $15. New York's Bronya Shaffer is the guest of Chabad of Southern Colorado for this presentation. Mon., July 10, 7:30-9 p.m. Call 634-2345 for more.

Zebulon Pike Lecture Series, El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo. $4-$5 per lecture. Presenting "In the Footsteps of Zebulon Pike, Army Explorer: Southwest Expedition, 1806-1807," July 10. "Defending the Empire: the Spanish Military," July 11. "The Pike Expedition: a Spanish Perspective," July 12. "A Man to Match the Mountain: The Character of Zebulon M. Pike," July 13. All lectures at 7 p.m. Call 719/583-0453 for more.

Tuesday Nights in July: A Series of Colorado History Programs, Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Free. Featuring "John Harper, Deported Miner: The Cripple Creek Strike of 1904 as Family and Social History," July 11. "History of Cowboy Songs of the West," July 18. "The Secret Treasure Inside Gold Hill," July 25. All lectures at 7 p.m. Call 636-1225 for more.

"Forest, Bugs and Hot Oak," Cascade Community Resort, 4455 Fountain Ave., Cascade. $5. Forester Steve Spaulding will present an overview on the latest forest pest conditions. Sat., July 15, 9-11 a.m. Call 632-3236 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. Offering classes Aug. 2, 8 and 29 and Nov. 1, 7 and 14. Call 636-3074 for more.

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