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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. Enjoy Boo at the Zoo Halloween Events Oct. 28-30, 5:30-8 p.m. Fall camps include Art for Animals on Oct. 28-29, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Trails and Open Space Coalition 2005 Hike Schedule: 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: Super Bats on Thurs., Oct. 27, 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. Star Party on Fri., Oct. 28, 6 p.m. Hut Trips in Colorados Backcountry on Sat., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. Snowboarding 101 on Sat., Nov. 5, 10-11 a.m. Wild Turkeys on Thurs., Nov. 17, 1:30 and 3:15 p.m. Gone to the Dogs Hike on Sat., Nov. 19, 10-11 a.m. Paint Mines Hike on Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. to noon. 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. Jack-O-Lantern Trail Oct. 29-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Pumpkin Carving Contest on Sat., Oct. 29, 9 a.m. Footprints at Fountain Creek on Sat., Nov. 5, 10-11:30 a.m. Heavy Hibernators on Wed., Nov. 9, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Homestead Ranch Hike on Sat., Nov. 12, 9 a.m. Twos and Threes Outdoors: Gobblers on Thurs., Nov. 17, 9 a.m. Papermaking 101 on Sat., Nov. 19, 10 a.m. What Good is a Tail? on Wed., Nov. 23, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Thanksgiving Wetland Wildlife Hike on Sat., Nov. 26, 9:30 a.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. 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.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Road, 578-6146. Guided Hikes run Sunday afternoons through October. Babes in the Woods, outdoor exploration for kids up to age 2, Sat., Oct. 29, 10:30 a.m. Reservations required for all programs.

dance parties & workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $4. Halloween dance party for Christian singles between 30 and 50 years. Bring munchies to share. No smoking or alcohol. Sat., Oct. 29, 7:30-11 p.m. Call 598-8624 for more.

Argentine Tango, Derby Dance Arts, 1759 S. 8th St. New beginners classes begin Oct. 28 and Nov. 7. Call 475-0625 or visit derbydance.com for more.

Ballroom Dance Classes, YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Fees include six hours of classes, and Y membership is not required. Learn swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, fox trot, waltz and more. Wednesdays, 7:30, start anytime. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

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