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"General Palmer & the Mellon/Clarke Connection," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 South 24th St. Donations accepted. Learn about the family life of Colorado Springs' founding father. Fri., Sept. 8, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more information.

Imagine Downtown Community Work Session, CC Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Learn what's in the works for downtown housing, arts and culture, jobs, retail growth and more. Fri., Sept. 8, 7:30-10 a.m. Call 886-0088 for more.

Wildlife for Sale Adult Workshop, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. $60. Learn why people become poachers. Fri., Sept. 9, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 633-9925, ext. 112 or visit cmzoo.org for more.

"Planning for Low-cost Publicity," Country Buffet Meeting Room, 7665 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Providing information on reaching nonprofit and small business audiences. Tues., Sept. 12, 6-8 p.m. Call 494-4851 for more.

"Climbing and Cleaning Up Mount Everest," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Liz Nichol will show slides from the 1987 North Face Expedition. Tues., Sept. 12, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more or visit therenaissanceacademy.org.

"Connecting to Nature: The Interplay of Science, Spirit and Tradition," CC Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. The Catamount Institute presents a symposium and discussion on this topic. Sept. 15, 7:30-9 p.m. Also offering a visit to Catamount Institute's 177-acre campus on Pikes Peak, Sept. 16, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910 for more.

Volunteer Lecture Series, Country Buffet Meeting Room, 7665 N. Academy Blvd. $30 each. "Keeping Volunteers Happy," Sat., Sept. 16, 8:30-11:30 a.m. "Finding & Recruiting Volunteers," 1:30-4:30 p.m. Call 494-4851 for more.

"Achieving High Success in School," Manitou Elementary School, 110 Pawnee Ave. Free. Participants will acquire five points of success, learn to disengage from power struggles and learn teambuilding skills. Thurs., Sept. 21, 6-8 p.m. Call 632-3204 to reserve a spot by Sept. 15.

Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Senior Exercise," Sept. 15. "Native American Culture," Oct. 13. "Flooding and the Front Range," Nov. 10. "The Brain-Development/Decline of Cognitive Processes," Dec. 8. "Teaching African American History," Feb. 9. "Why is Most of the Universe Missing?" March 9. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.

"Ripoffs, Scams and Frauds to Avoid," Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15. Tina Mars from the Better Business Bureau provides hoodwink-prevention strategies. Sat., Sept. 16, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 473-6184 or visit benethillmonastery.org for more.

"Update on the Middle East," Colorado College Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Professor Robert Lee presents at this fall kickoff meeting of The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region. Sat., Sept. 16, 9:30-11:30 a.m. Call 633-2376 for more.

American Sign Language Classes, Easter Seals Southern Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd. $80. Offering ASL in four levels over an eight-week session. Call 574-9002 for more.

Pikes Peak Advertising Federation September Kick-Off Lunch, Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $25-$35. Featuring speaker Randy Snow, behind popular Las Vegas advertising. Tues., Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m. RSVP by Sept. 12 to info@ppaf.org.

Pikes Peak Community College Women's Re-Entry Events, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. Featuring "Colorado Women's Cancer Control Initiative," Sept. 20. "What's Your Personality?" Oct. 14. "Women's Resource Agency: Dress for Success," Oct. 24. Call 540-7501 to sign up.

Adventures in Color Management, a weekend workshop to teach image capture, color management and print making; includes a field trip. Sept. 22-24. Call 260-6637 or visit adventurecamphoto.com for more.

Beauty of Sign Language Signing Workshops, Meeting the Challenge, 3630 Sinton Road, Suite 103. $80. Learn basic signing techniques and more. Sept. 26 and Oct. 31, 6 p.m. RSVP by Sept. 19 at 440-0843.

Dr. T. Berry Brazelton Family Lectures, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $10-$15. Featuring "Building Support for Today's Families," Oct. 2, 7-8:30 p.m. "Working with Families of Young Children," Oct. 3, 7:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 884-3400 or visit projectbloom.org for more.

Colorado Springs Autism Resource Symposium, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. Free. Highlighting services, organizations and support groups in the Pikes Peak Region that assist the local autism spectrum community. Sat., Oct. 7. Call 265-6141 for more.

"Women in the Church: The Long View," Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $15-20. Featuring Sister Christine Schenk on the role of women in the church throughout history. Sat., Oct. 14, 1-5 p.m. Call 473-5226 to register.

"Dick Lamm Speaks Out," Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $50. Colorado's former governor speaks on intergenerational equity, sustainability and demography. Thurs., Nov. 2, 4 p.m. lecture and 6 p.m. dinner. Call 685-2432 for more.

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.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on immigration issues, film, alternative healing, wine, spiritual growth, travel, and more. Visit visitpillar.org for more.

Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fees vary. Offering classes through a nonprofit with the mission of providing opportunities to study art and culture. For more call 282-2706.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more information.

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

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