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Metaphysical Celebration Fair at the Colorado Springs Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Admission: $4. Fri., Oct. 11, 1-9:30 p.m. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 12-13, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Air Force Academy Football: Sat., Oct. 12 vs. Brigham Young. Sat., Oct. 19 vs. Notre Dame. Thurs., Oct. 31 vs. Colorado State. Sat., Nov. 23 vs. San Diego State www.airforcesports.com, 472-1895.

No War on Iraq Rally at the corner of Nevada Ave. and Bijou St. near Acacia Park. Thursdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m. Bring banners and drums. Call 632-6189.

National Coming Out Day celebration and informal picnic at Acacia Park's Uncle Wilbur fountain. Fri., Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Followed by guerilla queer bar crawl on Tejon St. Call 477-0515 for more.

Fifth Annual 2002 Pumpkin-thon fundraiser for Silver Key Senior Services, Bear Creek Park Pavilion. Fun and costume contests for all ages. Enter your own pumpkin or support one of the biggies. Entrance fee: donated item of food for the elderly. Sat., Oct. 12, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. 632-1521.

Candidate Forum, for candidates running for County Commissioner Dist. 5, State Senate Dist. 11, and State House Dist. 17 & 18, in the City Auditorium, 21 E. Kiowa St. Tues, Oct. 15, 6:30-9:00 p.m. Call Citizens Project, 520-9899.

Fair Housing Bringing it Home Conference, a one-day event hosted by The Community Development Division of the City, at the Double Tree World Arena. Includes lunch. $35. Wed., Oct. 16, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details, schedules and registration call 385-5335.

Resource Provider Forum, informational meeting about resources for the uninsured and underinsured, 301 S. Union Blvd, lower level conference rooms. Sponsored by El Paso County Dept. of Health. Fri., Oct. 18, 1-5 p.m. Call 575-8678 for more.

Musical Cabaret and Dinner with Silent Auction by the Velvet Hills Chorus of Sweet Adelines International at Manitou City Hall, Manitou Springs. Fundraiser for international competition. $15-$20. Sat., Oct. 19, 6:30 p.m. Call 632-2783 for tickets.

Craft Show presented by Creative Crafters Showcase at Lewis Palmer High School, Higby Road, Monument. Sat., Oct. 19, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sun., Oct 20, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $2. Call 488-3046.

The Association of Internet Professionals hosts a panel of Hi-Tech recruiting experts and HR professionals to answer questions on career prospects, hiring stats and where to go for help. At the Pikes Peak Library East Branch, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free if RSVP online at

www.csaip.org, $10 walk-ins. Tues., Oct. 22, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 531-4298.

Girl Scouts Breakfast Fundraiser at Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive on Thurs., Nov. 7, 7:30 a.m. RSVP by Oct. 25th. Call 597-8603 ext. 38.

Pine Creek Holiday Bazaar, 5th annual craft fair at Pine Creek High School on Old Ranch Road. Over 125 vendors! Silent auction, including craft items. Bake sale. Holiday music entertainment. Sat., Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 495-0155


halloween events

Demented Journey Haunted House at Joyrides Family Fun Center, 5150 Edison Ave. Tormented Haunted Trail, Corn Maze, $5-$18. Call 527-2089. wwwhauntedjoyrides.com. Sun. through Thurs., 7-10 p.m. Fri. & Sat. & Halloween, 7 p.m. to midnight. Through Nov. 2.

Spiders, Bats and Things Like That at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Come learn about creep crawlies of Halloween, best for ages 5-10. Reservation required: 578-6146. Sat., Oct. 26, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Halloween Spooktacular, performance by Sheikhani Mid-East Dance Troupe will be presenting at the Dublin House Banquet room, in the basement, Sat., Oct. 26, 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. No cover. Call 634-3765.

Grave Undertakings, spooky tour of the Crystal Valley Cemetery. Meet at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., shuttle buses to graveyard. Fri., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tours depart every 15 minutes. $6. Call 685-5089.

Ghost Tours through the streets of Manitou Springs. Meet at Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Tours depart every 15 minutes, warm clothing and comfy walking shoes recommended. Sat., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. $9; kids $5. Call 685-5089 for more.

Historic Manitou needs volunteers to haunt Manitou Springs as part of its popular ghost tours, cemetery tour and Emma's Favorite Haunts. Ghosts, guides, behind-the-scenes help with props and special effects all needed. Fri.-Sat., Oct. 25-26. Call 685-1960 or 685-5089.

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