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click to enlarge Colorado Springs Blizzard Soccer Season Opening, CCs - Washburn Field, 14 Cache La Poudre. $6 admission, - children under 10 are free. Colorado Springs semi-pro - soccer team plays their season opener against the Des - Moines Menace. Fri., May 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 573 - -4876 for more.
  • Colorado Springs Blizzard Soccer Season Opening, CCs Washburn Field, 14 Cache La Poudre. $6 admission, children under 10 are free. Colorado Springs semi-pro soccer team plays their season opener against the Des Moines Menace. Fri., May 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 573 -4876 for more.

PICK Ultimate Frisbee, Fountain Valley School, 6155 Fountain Valley School Rd. Learn the game of ultimate Frisbee. Novice to experienced players wanted. Starting June 2, games are every Thursday night through Aug. 4. Visit http://springsultimate.jonestc.com for info.

Colorado Springs Blizzard Soccer Season Opening, CC's Washburn Field, 14 Cache La Poudre. $6 admission, children under 10 are free. Colorado Springs' semi-pro soccer team plays their season opener against the Des Moines Menace. Fri., May 27, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Call 573-4876 for more.

Helen Hunt Falls Grand Reopening, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Free. See how Friends of Cheyenne Canon are investing funds and volunteer hours in the "Cub" and on the trails of North Cheyenne Canon Park. Sat., June 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 578-6146 for more.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, by the 30th St. entrance to Garden of the Gods on Gateway Rd., 578-6777. Opening Day with sheep shearing and weaving demonstrations on Sat., June 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free evening concert with Mark Gardner and Rex Rideout on Fri., June 17, 7 p.m. Basic Blacksmith Workshop on June 25 or 26, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lake Pueblo State Park Events, 640 Reservoir Rd., Pueblo, 561-9230 ext. 16. Open daily, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Predator/Prey, Campfire Naturalist Program, May 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Jr. Raners Build a Beaver-Adaptations, May 28, 9-11 a.m. Star Watch, June 3, an hour after dusk. Fishing is Fun, June 4, 7:15 a.m. Batty for Bats, 6:30 p.m. Junior Rangers Batty for Bats, June 11, 9-11 a.m. Rock Canyon Geology, June 12, 4:30 p.m. Junior Raners Reptiles and Amphibians, June 18, 9-11 a.m. Something's Fishy at Lake Pueblo, June 19, 4:30 p.m.

North Cheyenne Canon Park Hikes, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Free, reservations required. Guided hikes every Sunday in May, 1-3:30 p.m. Hike locations are determined by the conditions of the trails. Call 578-6146 to sign up.

Falcon Wanderers Walks, beginning at the Goose Gossage Youth Sports Complex for an easy 5k or 10k walk. Sat., May 28, register between 7:30-11 a.m., and walk at your own pace. Call Russ at 667-5662 for more.

Rally For A Cure, Pine Creek Golf Club, 9850 Divot Trail. $50 includes golf, cart, meal and subscription to Golf for Women magazine. A four-person 9 hole scramble. A women's gold program promoting breast cancer awareness and supporting the Komen Foundation. Tues., June 7, 3 p.m. Call 577-7794 for more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Featuring Dinosaurs at the Zoo exhibit. What are dinosaurs doing at the zoo? They are extinct! Go see their exhibit and find out. Also, now featuring white lions, Matunde and Zakera, through Labor Day.

Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: Austin Bluffs Open Space, June 11, 8:30 a.m.; Mid and Lower Shook's Run, July 9, 9 a.m. Catamount Trail, Aug. 13, 8:30 a.m.; Pancake Rocks, Sept. 24, 9:30 a.m.; Skelton Ranch, Oct. 22, 9:30 a.m.; Monument Fire Center, Nov. 19, 9:30 a.m.; Crews Gulch and Fountain Creek Regional Park, Dec. 10, 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-$30. 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 Explorer's: Goodness Snakes, Thurs., May 26, 1:30-2:45 pm. May's Shower-of-Flowers Hike, Sat., May 28, 10-11:30 a.m. Reservations required for all programs.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Free admission, programs $2-$30. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit www.elpasoco.com/parks for more. Twos & Threes Outdoors: Frog & Friends, Thurs., May 26, 9-10 a.m. Stewardship Saturdays, volunteer workdays on Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. Reservations required for all programs.

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.

dance parties and workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., $4. Dance easy lines, cotton-eyed Joe, cowboy cha-cha, country waltz, easy squares, mixers and more. No experience or partner needed. Learn as you dance with licensed instructors. Sat., May 28, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 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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