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Ritz Grill and Vintage's Food and Wine Events, the Elbo Room at Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Merryvale Vineyard, Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m. Call 520-5733 for reservations and prices.

All Pikes Peak Reads Treasure Island, featuring a Theatreworks production Sept. 24-Oct. 17, Call 531-6333 for general information on the All Pikes Peak Reads program.

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. 16, 2:30 including capoeira, dance and music. Admission is one non-perishable food item. Call 231-6833 for more.

Ski and Snowboard Swap, UCCS University rm. 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. To benefit the CU Trauma Studies and Resource Center. Oct. 15, drop off equipment 2:30-5 p.m.; Oct. 16, sale from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Oct. 17, pick up unsold equipment noon to 4 p.m. Call 262-3843 for more.

Inside/Out Annual Awards Dinner, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $45-$55. Theme is It's a Family Affair, Mary Lou Makepeace is the keynote speaker. Sat., Oct. 16, 6 p.m. Call 328-1056 for tickets.

First Nations Day, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, at the 30th street entrance to Garden of the Gods. $3-$5. Learn about traditional and modern lives of American Indians through dance, storytelling, food and art. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 578-6777 for more.

Chinese Autumn Festival, Louisa Performing Arts Center, Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $3-$5. Dance, martial arts, singing, instrumentals, food, calligraphy demo, art of tea and face painting. Dinner and film presentation follows for $20-$25 at China Restaurant, 6523 N. Academy Blvd. Sat., Oct. 16. Call 635-0024 for more.

Labyrinth- Gift to the Community, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Presentation of the large brick replica of the Chartres Labyrinth is presented as a gift to the community. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. Call 633-8888 for more.

Teen Court 10th Anniversary Breakfast, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $50. Celebrate the anniversary of teen court with emcee TaRhonda Thomas. Tues., Oct. 19, 7 a.m. to 8:15 p.m. Call 475-7815 for more.

Wine & Food Tasting, La Petite Maison, 1015 W. Colorado Ave. $45. To benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Wed., Oct. 20, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Reservations at 632-4887.

UCCS Fall Career Fair, University Center Gymnasium, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Featuring a wide variety of employers who seek college grads to fill vacancies. Fri., Oct. 22, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 262-3340 for more.

Fall Craft Fair, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $1. Featuring over forty local artisans and door prizes. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Gayle at 633-8888 for more.

Fine Arts and Craft Show, Lewis Palmer High School, 1300 E. Higby Rd., Monument. The Creative Crafters' Showcase sponsors this arts and crafts show. Sat., Oct. 23, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Sun., Oct. 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 488-3046 for more.

Halloween Haunted House, The Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave. $11. Mind Seizure haunted house. Also featuring the Nightmare Machine, $1/ride. Runs Oct. 14-17, 21-31. Call 527-3787 for more.

Buckskin Joe's Town of Terror, Buckskin Joe Frontier Town and Railway, 1289 County Rd. 3A, Canon City. 21-23, 27-30. Call 719/275-5149 for more.

Little Pumpkins Halloween Craft Workshop, Hobby Lobby, 3989 Palmer Park Blvd. Children learn about components of creative thinking and make a variety of creative Halloween crafts. Stories, games and songs also. Mon., Oct. 18, 10 a.m. to noon. RSVP at 640-8244.

PetsMart Howl-o-ween Celebration, all PetsMart locations. A trick or treat event for pets in costumes. Tues., Oct. 19, 6-8 p.m. Call 877/473-8762 for more.

Museum of Colorado Prisons, 201 N. First St., Canon City. $5-$8. An educational haunted house. Oct. 21-24, 28-31, 7-11 p.m. Call 719/269-3015 for more.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Damon Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main, Pueblo. $35-$60. An interactive murder mystery with prizes and a silent auction. Oct. 22-23, 5:30 p.m.doors, 6:30 p.m. dinner, 7:30 p.m. show. Call 719/564-0579 for tickets.

Ghosts, Spirits and Hauntings, Celebration community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. This lectures explains the difference between ghosts, spirits and hauntings and covers otherworldly phenomena. Fri., Oct. 22, 6-8 p.m. Call 800/731-2650 for more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Events, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Spooky WildNight, Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., $40. Call 633-9925 ext. 112 for reservations.

Emma's Favorite Haunts Tour, begins at Manitou Springs City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Takes visitors through Manitou with tales of hauntings, legends and tall tales. Runs every 15 minutes from 7-8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29-30. Call 685-5089 for more.

The 13 Ghosts of the Haunted Hearthstone, Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $6. Thrills and chills through the guided tour of the haunted inn. Oct. 29, 30, 31, 6-9 p.m. Call 473-4413 for more.

Ghost Hunter University, Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. $30-$60. Ghost Hunting 101, learn the tools and tricks of ghosthunters, Sat., Oct. 30. The Ghost Hunter Experience, go on a ghost-tour of the Inn, four-course dinner, Sat., Oct. 30. Call 473-4413 for reservations and information.

Jack-O-Lantern Trail, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Ln., Fountain. $10/car. A ? mile trail lit with over 150 carved jack-o-lanterns. Oct. 30-31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 520-6745 for more.

Emma Crawford Coffin Races, downtown Manitou Springs. Free. Parade of coffins carrying "Emma" and festivities. Festivities begin at 10 a.m., 5K run at 11 a.m., parade at 1:15 and coffin races at 1:30 p.m. Sat., Oct. 30. Call 685-5089 for more.

Kids October Craft Fest, Hobby Lobby, 3989 Palmer Park Blvd. Kids create a variety of fun and creative Halloween crafts. Stories, balloon animals, games and songs with Kasey Clown. Sat., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 640-8244 for more.

Imagination Celebration Events: Stage Fright, Halloween spooky stories, Sat., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. Call 597-3344 or visit for more details.

First Christian Church Concerts, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Donations accepted. Pipescreams, a Halloween concert of organ playing, Sun., Oct. 31, 3 p.m.

Samhain Ritual, Community for Spiritual Living main room, 3685 Jeannine Dr. $3. Open to all, ritual includes presentation of Descent of Inanna and the Opening of the Veil. Please be on time, none admitted after the circle has been cast. Sun., Oct. 31, 7-11 p.m. Call 800/731-2650 for more.

Prehistoric Halloween, Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview, Woodland Park. $6.50-$9.50. Dinosaur bingo and noon and 3 p.m., T-Rex talks at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m., puppets and stories by Mother Goose at 1 p.m., scavenger hunt and more. Wear a costume, get $1 off. Sun., Oct. 31, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 686-1820 ext. 112 for more.


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