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Ritz Grill and Vintage's Food and Wine Events, the Elbo Room at Ritz Grill, 15 S. Tejon St. Spring Mountain Vineyard meet the winemaker, Nov. 2, 5:30-8 p.m.; Gruet Vineyard meet the winemaker, Nov. 16, 6-8 p.m. Call 520-5733 for reservations and prices.

Wine and Cheese Tasting Fundraiser, to benefit Women Partnering, 10 S. Institute. $25. Women Partnering is a network of women who respond to meet the needs of financially vulnerable women and children. Fri., Oct. 29, 5-7:30 p.m. Call 282-0390 for reservations.

Colorado Springs Dance Theatre Fall Ball, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Rd. Live music and dancing. Instructors for swing, cha-cha and jitterbug available. Sat., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m. Call 630-7434 for more.

Breakfast to Benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association, Golden Corral, 1970 Waynoka Rd. $5-$7. All proceeds donated to the MDA, celebrity waiters turn all tips over to the MDA. Open to the public. Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30-9:30 a.m.Call 260-8777 for more.

Fashion to the Rescue, Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview, Woodland Park. $15-$18. Fashion show, wine, hors d'oeuvres, music, silent auction and more. Thurs., Nov. 4, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 686-1820 ext. 112 for more.

Girls Scouts "Believe in Girls" Fundraiser, Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Ctr. Dr. Free. The event encourages community members to support the Girl Scouts by learning more about their programs. Thurs., Nov. 4, 7 a.m. Registration due by Fri., Oct. 29. Call 597-8603 ext. 38 for more.

Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, ProRodeo Hall of Fame, 101 ProRodeo Dr. $30/person, $50/couple. Silent auction, food and wine with elegant casual dress. Fri., Nov. 5, 6-9 p.m. Call 471-4200 for more.

United Court of the Pikes Peak Empire Coronation, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 Circle Dr. $30. The event of the oldest gay and lesbian organization in Southern Colorado. Nov. 6, 5 p.m. to midnight. Visit for more.

Extreme Makeover: Church Edition, Common Ground Grand Opening, 6575 Oakwood Blvd. Prizes, gift certificates, childcare provided. A place for people who have given up on church but are still seeking god. Sat., Nov. 6, 10 a.m. open house, 11 a.m. worship, 12:30 potluck lunch. Call 660-7699 formore.

Ruth Washburn Preschool Benefit, CC's Gates Common Rm. Free to bidders on silent auction. Over 500 auction items. Sat., Nov. 6, 5-10:30 p.m. For tickets, advertising or sponsorship information call 636-3084 for more.

Bed Breakfast Innkeepers Conference, Pueblo Convention Ctr., Pueblo. Events for aspiring innkeepers and current innkeepers alike. Nov. 7-8. Call 800-265-7696 for more.

Core Technologies for Space Systems Conference, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. An event focusing on hardware, software and systems integration technologies criticla for the commercialication of space. Events for professionals and students. Nov. 8-10. Visit for more.

Independent Restaurant Association Dinner, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $50 plus tax and gratuity. Dinner featuring chefs from Sencha, The Warehouse, Marigolds, Margarita at Pine Creek, Edelweiss, Paravincini, La Petite Maison, Jun and the Briarhurst. Tues., Nov. 9, 6:30 p.m. Call 685-1864 for more.

Media Executive Speed Chat, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. $15-$20. Learn from high-level media executives with questions you ask them. Box lunch provided. KKTV, Clear Channel, CSINDY, KXRM, KOAA and KVOR represented. Thurs., Nov. 11, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1202 to RSVP by Nov. 5.

Hydroponic/Organic Grower's Conference, Wyndham, 5580 Tech Ctr. Dr. Conference featuring speakers, classroom-style presentations and roundtable discussions. Nov. 11-13. Call 800/321-5656 for more.

Halloween Making Faces: New Portraits of Trick-or-Treaters, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tues.-Sat. Featuring portraits of trick-or-treaters by photojournalist Anne Lennox. Oct. 12-Nov. 11. Special Halloween Trick-or-Treaters Photo Shoot Fri., Oct. 29, 3-6 p.m., photographs taken for consideration in next year's show.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Open Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments avail., 329-1574. Scary Things runs Oct. 1-31.

Haunted House, The Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave. $11. Mind Seizure haunted house. Also featuring the Nightmare Machine, $1/ride. Runs Oct. 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. Oct. 21-23, 27-30. Call 719/275-5149 for more.

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

Pikes Peak Library District Events, Barbecue with a Vampire, Oct. 22; Stories in the Dark, for the brave aged 8 and up, Oct. 28, 29, 30. Slightly Scary Stories, for K-3rd grade, Oct. 30. Call 531-6333 for locations and more.

Colorado Springs Film Society, Vanguard Church, 3950B N. Academy Blvd. Screening Dracula from 1931 and Tim Burton's Frankenweenie. Fri., Oct. 29, 6:30 p.m. Call Brian at 237-6816 for more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Events, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Spooky WildNight, Fri., Oct. 29, 5 p.m. to 9 a.m., $40. Boo at the Zoo, Oct. 29-31, 5:30-8 p.m., $3-$5. Call 633-9925 ext. 112 for reservations.

Children's Harvest Party, Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Admission is one bag of candy per family. Each visitor gets twenty free tickets, additional tickets are 10/$1. Event is for kids aged preschool through 5th grade. Fri., Oct. 29, 6-9 p.m. Call 598-6767 ext. 117 for more.

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.

Barnes & Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Halloween stories, Oct. 29, 30, 10:30 a.m.

Halloween Costume Party and Jazz Night, Gay and Lesbian Fund Building, 315 E. Costilla. $5. Celebrate with the Colorado Springs Conservatory, lots of prizes. Fri., Oct. 29, 8-10 p.m. Call 577-4556 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.

Murder Mystery Dinner, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $50. Murdery mystery with five course dinner and wine. Sat., Oct. 30, 6 p.m. Call 685-1864 for reservations.

PetCo Howl-o-ween Pet Costume Contest, PetCo, 1650 Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. Bring your costumed pet to PetCo for a constume contest and other fun. Sat., Oct. 30, noon.

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.

Pumpkin Carving Party and Contest, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Ln., Fountain. Pumpkins, patterns and carving tools provided. Awards in two age categories for best traditional jack-o-lanterns and best non-traditional jack-o-lanterns. Pumpkins carved at home eligible. Sat., Oct. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 520-6745 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.

Freaks and Rocky Horror Picture Show, City Auditorium, 229 E. Kiowa St. $5 admission and all you can eat popcorn. Sun., Oct. 31, 2 p.m. Call 385-6598 for more.

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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