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UFO Watch, UFO Watch Tower on Route 17, Hooper (22 miles north of Alamosa). Colorado's largest UFO convention. Lectures by top researchers, light pollution-free viewing of Perseids Meteor Showers of Mars. 9 a.m., Sat., Aug. 9 5 p.m., Sun., Aug. 10. For information and tickets, or call 719/378-2271.

General Palmer Day, Monument Valley Park, pavilion south of the swimming pool. Free. Thurs., July 31, 6 8 p.m., with tour of park at 5 p.m. Bring picnic dinner. Enjoy entertainment, lemonade, sing-along. For more, call Jan at 635-6615.

Call for entries, Look What's Cookin', chili cook-off and competition; July 26. Benefit for Workout, Ltd. Entries $25 per person or $35 per team; due July 18. For information, call 471-4200.

Summer Fests and Such Farmers Markets, Mon.: Acacia Park, Nevada and Bijou Sts. Thurs.: Memorial Park, Pikes Peak Ave. and Union Blvd. Fri: Woodland Park, on Hwy. 24, Farmer's State Bank, Meridian Road and Hwy. 24, Sat.: Old Colorado City at 24th St., Lewis Palmer District 38 headquarters, 2nd Street.

Springs Music Sessions, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., $3 - $5. Mini Music fest featuring Colorado musicians. Sun., July 27, 3 9 p.m. For more, call 685-1861.

Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts, New Music Symposium, Packard Hall, July 17 19, 7:30 p.m. ; Young Composers Final Concert, Packard Hall, July 20, 3 p.m. Festival of Myth and Psyche lecture, Armstrong Theater, Fri., July 25, 7 p.m.; Vocal Arts Symposium -- VAS Follies, Packard Hall, Fri., July 25, 7 p.m. For information, call 389-6607. Tickets at the Worner Center, 390-6098.

free concerts Brown Bag Lunch series, Acacia Park Bandshell, 115 East Platte Ave. Free. Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m.

Sack Lunch Serenade, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thurs., noon to 1 p.m. Free. Silent movies accompanied by organ music. July 17 Doc Fergie, Kevin and His Dog.

Paint the Town Blue series, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Thurs., 5:30 -7:30 p.m. July 17, Metro Blues.

Palmer Village Series, Pioneer Park, 200 S. Tejon. Wed., 6 8 p.m. July 23, Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis.

Manitou's Soda Springs Park Summer Concerts, Thurs., July 17 and Mon., July 21, Little London Winds. Go to or call 685-5089 for more.

july Victor Gold Rush Days, various locations, Victor. Kids activities, pancake breakfasts, vendors, dancing, mining contests, prizes. Fri., July 18, 5 p.m. 10 p.m., Sat., July 19, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun., July 20, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. For mining contest entry forms, call Jane at 719/689-4044. For general information, call 719/ 689-4022.

Slater Creek Community Fest, Slater Creek Healing Center, 2924 Slater Creek Road, Florissant. Arts, crafts, holistic health, gardening, drum workshop, food. July 19 20, Sat. 10 a.m. 5 p.m., Sun., 10 a.m. 4 p.m.

Pikes Peak Jazz Festival, Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, $15 - $55. July 18-20. Featuring Red Holloway, Plas Johnson, Bill Cunliffe Trio, Tony Monaco, Lewis Nash and others. For more information, call 687-5489.

august Black Forest Festival, Black Forest Community Center, address. Free. Sat., Aug. 16. 6:30 a.m. pancake breakfast; 10 a.m. parade; flea market, booths, food, entertainment all day to 4 p.m. For more, call 495-8675.

Pikes Peak Bar-B-Q Festival, Chapel Hills Mall, Northeast parking lots, 1710 Briargate Blvd., Free. Sat., Aug. 9 - Sun., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.) Supports Operation Back To School, providing school supplies to local children. For more, call 597-1831 or visit


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