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Bear Creek Nature Center Activities, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Young Naturalists: Water Olympics, $3/child, Sat., April 10, 10-11:30 a.m. Dangers in the Outdoors, $3, Sat., April 17, 10-11:30 a.m. Reservations required at 520-6387.

Fountain Creek Nature Center Activities, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Peppergrass Ln., Fountain. Spring Egg-stravaganza, $3, Sat., April 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nature Adventures: Hooray for Herons, $4/child, Wed., April 14, 1:30-3 p.m., Pajamas in the Park Overnight, $30, Fri., April 23, 4 p.m. to Sat., April 24, 9 a.m. Reservations required at 520-6745.

North Cheyenne Canyon Park Hikes, beginning at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 W. Cheyenne Rd., 578-6146. Free, reservations required. Sundays in April.

Starsmore Discovery Center Climbing Wall, 2120 W. Cheyenne Rd., 578-6146. Free, first come first serve. No age requirements, but must be over 4'6" tall. Learn to climb from a trained belayer on Sat., April 10, 3-4:30 p.m., Sun., April 11, 3:30-4:45 p.m.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 Gleneagle Dr., Gleneagle, 488-0880. $3 - $7 museum admission. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Colorado Crystals!, April 10, 1 p.m. Reservations required, call 488-0880.

Garden of the Gods 5k & 10k Volksmarch, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. Rated 2+, not suitable for strollers or wheelchairs, leashed pets allowed. Park at Rock Ledge Ranch. Sat., April 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 591-9872 for more.

Garden of the Gods Earth Day Celebration, 1805 N. 30th St. Free. Park cleanup at 9 a.m., meet Chinook the wolf from 10-11:45 a.m., see Sweetwater Plains Dancers perform at 11:30 a.m., 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. and listen to Wild Blue Country's music at noon and 1 p.m. Live birds of prey from noon to 2 p.m., children's seedling craft activity from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., nature walks at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m., Rock Ledge Ranch open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 219-0108 for info.

The Art of Wildlife Tracking, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. $55-$65. Spend two days locating and identifying animal tracks, putting together a holistic picture of the animal and its experience. April 24-25, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/485-4444 for more info.

Howbert 5k, at Garden of the Gods. $10-$25. Proceeds to benefit Howbert Elementary School. Pick up applications at Howbert School, Runner's Roose or Boulder Running Company. Sat., May 8, 8 a.m. Call 578-1872 for more info.

dance parties and workshops Country Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $3. No experience required, instruction provided, no smoking or alcohol. Sat., April 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Tango lessons and party, Rum Bay, 20 N. Tejon St.. Free. Every Wed. Lessons 6:30 p.m., dance 7-9 p.m. For more, call TangoSprings at 475-2757.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada. Fees include four sessions. Includes swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, and waltz. Register anytime, open to members and non-members. Ongoing classes on Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

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