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Falcon Wanderers April Walk, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center.. Leashed pets and children under 12 with an adult are welcome. Strollers and wheelchairs are not recommended. Sat., April 16, register between 8:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Call Penny at 591-9872 for more.

Pueblo Earth Day Festival, Pueblo Greenway Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Rd. Free. Live entertainment, earthly products and environmental information. Sat., April 23, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 671-9235 for more.=

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Featuring Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit.

Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: Sat., April 30, May 21, June 11, 9:30 a.m. Call 633-6884 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Open Tues.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, programs $2-$5. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks for more. Nature Explorers: Turtle Time, Thurs., April 14, 1:30-2:45 p.m. Bear Creek Birding and Bagels, Sat., April 16, 8-10 a.m. Earth Day Full Moon Hike, Fri., April 22, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Rainforest Adventure: Travels to Costa Rica, Sat., April 23, 10-11:30 a.m. Nature Explorers: Worms and Rolypolies, Thurs., April 28, 1:30-2:45 p.m.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Free admission, programs $2-$5. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks for more. Turtle Time, Sat., April 16, 9:30-11 a.m. Twos & Threes Outdoors: Signs of Spring, Thurs., April 21, 9-10 a.m. Pajamas in the Park Overnight: Animal Babies, April 22, 4 p.m. through April 23, 9 a.m. Nature Adventurers: Animal Architects, Wed., April 27, 1:30-3 p.m. Bird Banding 101, Sat., April 30, 9-10:15 a.m.

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th, 219-0108. Free; some programs $1-$2. Nature Walks, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. daily; Nature Presentations and Multi-media Movie, various times daily; Become a Junior Ranger, available daily. Earth Day celebration, Sat., April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Messages from the Ancestors lecture, Mon., April 18, 7 p.m. Crocodiles in Colorado Springs lecture, Mon., April 25, 7 p.m. An Ecological Crossroads Under Threat, Mon., May 2, 7 p.m. Decade of Discovery Lecture Series, at Colorado College, April 18, 7 p.m.; April 25, 7 p.m.; May 2, 7 p.m.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd., 578-6146. Maps, Compass and GPS, Sat., April 16, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

dance parties and workshops Swing in the Springs, VFW, 430 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5. Learn from top swing dance instructors in a smoke and alcohol free environment. Sun., April 17, 24, 7:30-10 p.m. Call 266-6453 for more.

Pikes Peak Scottish Country Dancers, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 20 N. 20th St. Informal dance class where newcomers and beginners are always welcome. No need for special clothing, shoes, partner or experience. Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. Call John at 475-0751 for more.

Ballroom dance classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Fees include 6 hours of classes. Classes include swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz and more. Register any time; open to members and nonmembers. Ongoing Wednesdays, 7:30-0 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

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