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Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Twilight Wildlife Hike, June 9. Butterflies are Free, June 17. Firefly Celebration and Night Hike, June 23. Paint Mines Photographic Safari, June 24. Animal Soap Carving, July 1. "A Big Day for Bugs," July 6. Crawdad fishing, July 15. Call 520-6745 for more.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Strawberry Moon Hike, June 9. Basic Bike Maintenance, June 10. "Wildfires Where We Live," June 17. Bird banding, June 24. "Rattlesnakes Alive," July 15. Big Bear Day, July 20. Wildflower Wonders, July 22. Call 520-6387 for more.

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

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

Mountain Park Environmental Park Events, 9161 Mountain Park Road. $5. Full Moon Music Hike, June 10, 7 p.m. Beginning Bird Hike, June 17, 7:30 a.m. Call 719/485-4444 or visit for more.

Trails and Open Space Coalition Hikes, Bear Creek to Buckhorn Trails on June 17, 8 a.m. Call 633-6884 for meeting locations and more information.

Birding in the Backcountry, Catamount Institute Mountain Campus, 3168 County Road 28, Woodland Park. Be the first to spot a red-naped sapsucker, hairy woodpecker or dark-eyed junco. Optional campout available; $25-$50. June 9, 7-10 p.m. and June 10, 7 a.m. to noon. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 for more or visit

Wildflowers and the Woods, Catamount Institute Mountain Campus, 3168 Country Road 28, Woodland Park. Enjoy workshops, hiking and more. Sat., June 24, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 471-0910, ext. 105 for more or visit

dance parties & workshops 6th Annual Pikes Peak Feis, Creekside Middle School, 1330 Creekside Drive, Monument. Featuring dance competitions, refreshments, music, crafts and more. June 9-10, Fri., 7-9 p.m. and Sat., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 260-1604 or visit for more.

The Carriage Stop Events, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Country-Western Dance Party, Sat. June 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Partners not mandatory, but preferred for classes. Call 633-2240 for more.

Colorado Springs Victorian Dance Group, Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free. Learn Victorian dance and meet friends. Partners not mandatory. Sat., June 22, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 592-1648 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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