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Colorado Springs Blizzard Soccer Home Games, CC's Washburn Field, 14 Cache La Poudre. $6 admission, children under 10 are free. Colorado Springs' semi-pro soccer team plays July 9, July 15, 6:30 p.m. Call 573-4876 or visit blizzardfc.com for more.

Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-1452. Featuring Zoofari on Fri., June 24. Camp-Out with Critters on Sat., July 9. Turtle Tuesdays in June, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, by the 30th Street entrance to Garden of the Gods on Gateway Road, 578-6777. Be Revolutionary -- Celebrate Liberty Monday, July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jon Chandler and the Wichitones Concert, Fri., July 15, 7 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park, 686-1820. Featuring 60 Minutes in Space, Fri., July 1, 6 p.m. Summer Program for kids runs through July.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Activities, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, 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: 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 vary in cost. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. Visit elpasoco.com/parks for more. Nature Explorers: Wacky Woodpeckers on Thurs., July 7, 10 a.m.; 11:45 a.m.; 1:30 p.m. Fly Fishing 101, Sat., July 9, 10 a.m. Summer Nature Camp, July 11-15, 9 a.m. to noon. Eat A Bug!, Sat., July 16, 10 a.m. Classical Strings Open House, Sun., July 17, 1 p.m. Reservations required for all programs.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Free admission, programs vary in cost. Offers interactive exhibits, nature trails, guided and self-guided programs, Junior Ranger program, special events and more. New youth volunteer programs for ages 12 and up available. Visit elpasoco.com/parks for more. Stewardship Saturdays, volunteer workdays on Saturdays, 8:30-11:30 a.m. A Big Day for Bugs on Thurs., July 7, 9 a.m. Pajamas in the Park, Fri., July 8, 4 p.m. Youth Outdoor Adventure Camp, July 11-15, 9 a.m. The Scoop on Poop, Sat., July 16, 9:30 a.m. Reservations required for all programs.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 578-6146. June events include Wild About Wildlife; The Smallest Flying Machine -- Hummingbirds; We're Searching for Scientists; The Starsmore House; Adaptive Gardening; Trail Maintenance Day; Starsmore Day; National Hummingbird Day; Wildlife Watch and more. 4th of July at Helen Hunt Falls on Mon., July 4, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 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. Bat Walk, Tuesdays, 6:30 p.m. Prairie Falcon Walk, Wed., 5 p.m. Colorful Characters of the Pikes Peak Region, Thurs., 4:45 p.m.

dance parties and workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. Learn as you dance easy lines, cotton-eyed Joes, mixers, country waltz and more. Sat., July 9, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

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