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Scarecrow Days, Old Colorado City. Includes decorated scarecrows, special tasting events, pumpkin carving, and more. Runs through Oct. 16. Call Becky at 303/522-1073 for more.

BioTechnology and BioInformatics Symposium, Penrose House Conference Center, 1661 Mesa. Ave. $100+. A symposium useful to researchers, entrepreneurs, innovators, students and university staff. Fri., Sept. 24, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 262-3686 for more.

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council Luncheon, Broadmoor International Center, 1 Lake Ave. $35. Featuring Peter Ueberroth, chair of USOC and Time Man of the Year from 1984. Sept. 24, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call Patricia at 579-8443 for more.

Cutthroat Console Video Game Tournament, UCCS, Upper Lodge Bldg., 1010 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Watch or compete in Soul Caliber 2, HALO, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Capcom vs. SNK 2, Dance Dance Revolution: Extreme, Virtua Fighter 4 and Guilty Gear XX. Sat., Sept. 25, 9 a.m. Call Gregory at 262-4899 for more.

A Walk in the Park Fundraiser, for the CS Landre Foundation, Memorial Park. The CS Landre Foundation saves kids lives by helping families of teenagers in crisis. Sept. 25, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 231-5995 for more.

Going the Extra Mile Awards Banquet, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. $35-$45. The Colorado Springs Customer Service Association's awards banquet emceed by Jon Carroll. Reservations due by Sept. 30, event on Thurs., Oct. 7, 7:30-10 p.m. Call 636-5076 ext. 105 to reserve a space.

All Pikes Peak Reads Treasure Island, featuring a Theatreworks production Sept. 24-Oct. 17, call 262-3232. Set Sail party and launch event, Sept. 26, 1 p.m. Dinner with with the director of the Theatreworks production on Sept. 30, call 262-3232 for more. Call 531-6333 for general information on the All Pikes Peak Reads program.

Great American Beer Festival, Colorado Convention Center, Denver. Sept. 30-Oct. 2. Tickets avail. at

www.beertown.com or by calling 303/447-0816.

Go Red for Women luncheon, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. To raise awareness about women and heart with the American Heart Association. Oct. 1. Call 635-7688 for more.

Beat Out Hunger, Brazilian Capoeira, 3228 N. Nevada Ave. Take a free class when you donate a non-perishable food item Oct. 1-16. Special demo on Sat., Oct. 21, 2:30 including capoeira, dance and music. Admission is one non-perishable food item. Call 231-6833 for more.

Depot Daze, Pueblo Trackside Museum, Pueblo Union Depot, 132 W. B St., Pueblo. Free. All kinds of locomotive activities, including engine, caboose and putt-putt rides from $1-$15. Oct. 2-3, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., rides from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/544-1613 for more.

Women in Motion, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. $65-$79. A conference for businesswomen with exhibits, seminars, breakfast and lunch. Keynote speaker is Dr. Roberta V. Kraus, PhD from the Center for Creative Leadership. Sat., Oct. 2, 8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call 591-2404 for more.

Walk to D'Feet ALS, to raise money for the ALS association's efforts to eliminate Lou Gehrig's Disease. Sat. Oct. 2 in Pueblo. Call 303/772-1211 or visit

www.alsaco.org for more.

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