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Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. "Birding for beginners" class and fieldtrips through May 20, $50. Dawn Chorus & Bagels, May 6, 6-8:30 a.m. Spring Moon Hike, May 12, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Explore the Paint Mines, May 20, 10 a.m. to noon. Call 520-6745 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Birds and Bagels, May 6, 8-9:30 a.m. Wildlife Woodcarving, May 6, 1-3 p.m. Full Moon Hike, May 12, 7:30-9 p.m. Birds of Prey Protection Program, May 20, 10-11 a.m. Wildflower hike, May 27, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 520-6387 for more.

The Rock Climbing Center Events, 16240 Old Denver Hwy., Monument. Offering introductory classes from $30, outdoor day-trips for $50 and climbing camps from $100. Call 719/481-9099 or visit climbingtherock.com for more.

Colorado Climbing School is offering four different week-long summer camps on various topics. Call 322-5970 for more information.

Mountain Park Environmental Park Events, 9161 Mountain Park Road. $5. Spring morning hike, Sat., May 6, 9 a.m. Full moon hike, Fri., May 12, 6:30 p.m. Wildflower hike, Sun., May 21, 10 a.m. Call 719/485-4444 or visit hikeandlearn.org for more.

A Dressage Event for Riders With Disabilities, Norris Penrose Events Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande Ave. Featuring a two-day clinic with Paralympics coach Jerry Schwartz. May 18-21. Call 598-4496 for more.

Trails and Open Space Coalition Hikes, Spruce Mountain on May 20, 9:30 a.m. Mount Rosa on June 3. Bear Creek to Buckhorn Trails on June 17, 8 a.m. Call 633-6884 for meeting locations and more information.

"Birding and Breakfast," Sondermann Park, 740 W. Caramillo St. $20-$25. Eat and learn about birds in the Beidleman Environmental Center habitat. Sat., May 20, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 to register.

dance parties & workshops The Carriage Stop Events, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Attend a Colorado Ballroom instruction that includes waltz, tango and more. May 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Country-Western Dance Party, Sat. May 13, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Partners not mandatory, but preferred for classes. Call 598-8624 for more.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, 925 S. Institute St. $3-$7. Monthly community dance, Sat. May 20, 7:30-10 p.m. No partner needed; free lessons at 7 p.m. Call 473-6935 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 p.m., start anytime. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.

Scottish Country Dancing, 315 E. Costilla St. Featuring basic, intermediate and advanced instruction on social dance of Scotland. Meetings on the first three Wednesdays of each month. Call 473-0714 for more.

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