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Rocky Mountain Storytelling Festival and Workshops, Thurs., July 31, 7 p.m.: opening concert at Douglas County Events Center, 500 Fairgrounds Dr., Castle Rock; Fri., Aug. 1, 8 a.m. 7:30 p.m. workshops, 7:30 p.m. storytelling concert. Sat., Aug. 2, 9 a.m. noon workshops, 1:30 4:30 p.m., family story and music concert, super story swap, 7:30 p.m. storytelling variety concert Friday and Saturday events at Palmer Lake Elementary School. $65 full weekend. Admission to single events is available at the door. For more, call 800/484-6963 ext. 8253.

The Ritz 16th Birthday Bash, Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Free. Birthday cake with lunch or dinner, Head Full of Zombies at 9:30 p.m. Thurs., Aug. 14.

C.A.R.E. Fair, Wasson High School Gymnasium, on Afton Way. Community Assistance and Resource Event to provide medical and dental services for children. For more, call 632-3855.

Lammas ritual, (First Harvest), the "grove" at Monument Valley Park (far north end, west of Boddington Soccer field). $1 (members), $3 (nonmembers). Organized by Earth Spirit Pagans. Fri., Aug. 1, 6:30 9 p.m., ritual at 7 p.m., social following. For more, call 800/731-2650.

Volan, Uveges and Sokol concert, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton. $10. A special night of music in conjunction with Soul-Link, a local nonprofit whose purpose is to create opportunities for spiritual seekers to meet one another. Fri. Aug. 9, 7:30 9 p.m.

Antique Show and Sale, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $2. Sat, Aug. 2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., Aug. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 596-8839.

Founders Day Celebration, Bancroft Park, Colorado And 24th Street. Free admission. Arts, crafts, entertainment by Rainbow Four, Jim Young, Cliff Sandifer and Serendipity Peak Dulcimers; Laura Bell Look-Alike Contest Sat. at 11 a.m. Sat., Aug. 9 and Sun., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 636-1225.

Colorado City Cemetery Crawl, Fairview Cemetery, 1000 S. 26th St. $3 - $7. The founders and characters of Old Colorado City come alive. Sat., Aug. 9 and Sun., Aug. 10, 2 5 p.m. Advance tickets at History Center, 1 South 24th St. Call 636-1225 or e-mail

Bikes and Brews at the Bridge, Criterium Bicycles, 6150 Corporate Drive. Road bike ride, mountain bike ride, family bike ride, contests, food and music. Sat., Aug. 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. To sign up for rides or for more info, call 599-0149 or 633-2555.

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.

Pasta in the Park, The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., $65. Pasta sauce and cook-off competition, silent and live auctions; benefit for T.E.S.S.A. Sat., Aug. 16, 5 9 p.m. For more, call 633-1462.

Black Forest Festival, Black Forest Community Center, Black Forest and Shoup Roads. 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., $3. Fri., Aug 8, 6 9:30 p.m., Sat., Aug. 9, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., Sun., Aug. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) Supports Operation Back To School, providing school supplies to local children. For more, call 597-1821 or visit .

Colorado College Summer Festival of the Arts, Vocal Arts Symposium -- VAS Follies: Scene Stealer, Act I, Packard Hall, Fri., Aug. 1, 7 p.m. Scene Stealer, Act II, Packard Hall, Sun. Aug. 3, 3 p.m. Scene Stealer, Act III, Packard Hall, Wed., Aug. 6, 7 p.m. Simply Sondheim, Packard Hall, Sun., Aug. 10, 3 p.m. For information, call 389-6607. Tickets at the Worner Center, 390-6098.

Farmers Markets, Mon and. Thurs.: Memorial Park, Pikes Peak Ave. and Union Blvd. Wed. Farmers State Bank, Meridian Road and US Highway 24. Fri: Woodland Park, on Hwy. 24. Sat.: Old Colorado City at 24th St., Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road, Lewis Palmer District 38 headquarters, 2nd Street.


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