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Craft Show and Silent Auction, Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Rd. Free. Benefits the Doherty H.S. marching and concert bands. Care & Share non-perishable foods collection point. Dec. 4, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 5, noon to 4 p.m. Call 260-5595 for more.

Schramsberg Winemakers Dinner to benefit Urban Peak, Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd. $80. Seven course meal to benefit Urban Peak which is building a home for homeless teens and teaching them a trade. Mon., Dec. 6, 6 p.m. Call 685-9000 for more.

Holiday and Winter Celebrations Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Electric Safari, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Rd., 475-9555. Nearly one million lights, Santa, caroling and zoo animals. Runs Dec. 10-Jan. 2, 5:30-9 p.m. Nightly except Dec. 24.

Christmas Carols to Benefit S-CAP, Hide n Seek, 512 W. Colorado Ave., 634-9303. Bruce and Rickey sing carols to raise money for the Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Every Wednesday in December, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 634-9303 for more.

Care&Share Holiday Food Drive, Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd. Bring three non-perishable foods and receive $25 toward a future dining experience. Through Dec. 15. Call 685-9000 for more.

Be a Santa to a Senior, Home Instead Senior Care asks for donations of gifts for seniors, helping at the gift-wrapping party on Dec. 10 or by providing the group with the name of a needy senior. Event concludes Dec. 16. Call Kathryn at 534-0908 for more.

Holiday Cabaret, CastAways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-3700. $33 dinner/show, $22 show only. A comedic look at life, love and the sordid truth a about holiday bliss. Runs Nov. 20-Dec. 31, buffet 5:30-7 p.m., show at 7:30 p.m.

ElectriCritters Holiday Light Extravaganza, Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo, 719/561-1452. $2-$4. Features specially designed sculptures, thousands of lights, live animals and displays and holiday music. Runs Dec. 10-12, 17-23, 26-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Gates close at 8 p.m.

2004 Holiday Extravaganza Revue, Iron Springs Chateau, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $24 dinner and show, $13 show only. Runs Nov. 27-Dec. 29, Fridays, Saturdays and some Sundays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays by reservation.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. $6--$8. The Nutcracker with international guest artists from Colorado Ballet. Dec. 9-12, 7:30 p.m.; Dec. 12, 2 p.m.

Colorado Springs Chorale Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. $15-$30. The chorale performs Deck the Halls. Fri., Dec. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Joyrides Santa Town, 5150 Edison Ave., 573-5500. $10 admission. A view into Santa's life with snowmen, reindeer, Christmas trees, candy and toys galore. Runs Dec. 10-12, 17-24, call for times and info on discounts.

Rock Ledge Ranch Holiday Evenings, off 30th St., by the entrance to the Garden of the Gods. $1-$5. Jingle-bell wagon rides, old-time musical entertainment, lantern tours of a homestead cabin, blacksmithing demos, a barn dance and more. Dec. 11-12, 4-8 p.m. Call 578-6777 for more.

Colorado Farm and Art Market Holiday Market, Gas Utilities Bldg., Cimino Ave. just south of Colorado Ave. Dec. 11-12, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 640-6154 for more.

Menorah Lighting at Citadel Mall, Citadel Dr. Watch the large menorah lighting. There will be dreidels and chocolate gelt. Sat., Dec. 11, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Call 634-2345 for more.

Soli Deo Gloria Community Choir Concert, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Free. The 145-voice choir performs with brass, percussion and an organ. Sat., Dec. 11, 3 p.m. Call 574-6417 for more.

First Congregational Church handbell choir concert and brunch, Embassy Suites Hotel, 7290 Commerce Center Drive, $13. Sat., Dec. 11, 9:30 a.m. brunch, followed by concert. RSVP by Dec. 7 to Molly, 576-3988.

Rocky Mtn. Christmas in Old Colorado City, breakfast buffet with Santa at Meadow Muffins on Sat., Dec. 11, 8:30-11 a.m. Candlelight Christmas Caroling on Dec. 17-18, 6-7 p.m. Call 475-0955 for more.

USAFA Band Holly and Ivy Concert, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. 866/464-2626. Sun., Dec. 12, 3 p.m.

Chanukah on Ice, Chapel Hills Mall, Briargate and Academy. $5. Witness the lighting of Southern Colorado's largest Menorah, skate to Jewish music, eat latkes, doughnuts and cotton candy. Judas the Macabee performed on ice. Sun., Dec. 12, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 634-2345 for more.

Woodland Park Wind Symphony Concert, Ute Pass Cultural Arts Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. The symphony presents their Christmas concert with the Woodwind Quintet, Brass Choir and Jazz Ensemble. Sun., Dec. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 687-2210 for more.

Holiday Wine Tasting, Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave., 471-0887. $49/person. 8 wines and 4 courses. Mon., Dec. 13, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 471-0887 with credit card reservations.

Chanukah Gala Concert, CC's Slocum Hall, N. corner of Nevada and Cache La Poudre. $10. Jewish music in honor of Chanukah will be played, lyric booklets will be distributed. Tues., Dec. 14, 7-9 p.m. Call Chabad-Lubavitch for more at 634-2345.

Creative Endeavors Holiday Events, Hobby Lobby, 3989 Palmer Park Blvd. Santa's Little Elves Holiday Party for kids aged 1-12, includes crafts, coloring and prizes, Sat., Dec. 18, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Holiday Ornaments & Keepsake Box, a mommy and me class, Dec. 13 and 20. Call 640-8244 to register.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW. A Classical Christmas, Sat., Dec. 18, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 19, 2:30 p.m. A Century of Celebration: The Great American Musical Tradition, Fri., Dec. 31, 8 p.m.

Brule, A Holiday Concert, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 866/464-2626. $27-$30. Featuring contemporary Native American music and dance. Fri., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble Concert, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. The ensemble performs Wintersong: A Celebration of the Season, including carols and traditional favorites. Fri., Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. Call 577-4192 for more.

Handel's Messiah, Mountain View Methodist Church, 1101 Rampart Range Rd., Woodland Park. The Woodland Park Community Singers perform, audience participation encouraged. Sun., Dec. 19, 3-5 p.m. Call 686-8860 for more.

Men's Shopping Evening, Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Free. Free refreshments and gift wrapping, shop the gift shop from 6-8 p.m. Tues., Dec. 21. Call 686-1820 ext. 112 for more.

New Year's Eve Music Festival, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $15. Featuring eight bands including Dirt Map, Machine Gun Symphony, Step. For more, call the Belle Starr Restaurant at 385-6598.


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