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Broadmoor Open Ice Skating Competition, World Arena Ice Hall, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Free. See some of the nation's top figure skaters, including at least four reigning national champions at the novice and junior levels. Events run through June 26. Call Amy at 238-2255 for more.

Taize Service of Prayer and Song, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. An ecumenical service of prayer that includes singing, silence and readings. Thurs., June 23, 7-8 p.m. Call 635-3549 for more.

ISSSEEM Conference, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. The conference for the International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine features Bill Tiller from What the Bleep do We Know?!?, Peter Russell and Christine Page. Runs June 23-29. Visit for more.

Brazilian Capoeira Fundraiser for Urban Peak, Brazilian Capoeira, 3228 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Event features a silent auction, samples of Brazilian food, pizza, exciting demonstration of Capoeira. All proceeds benefit Urban Peak, a local non-profit homeless shelter for teens. Fri., June 24, 7-9 p.m. Call 231-6833 for more.

Cripple Creek's Donkey Derby Days, downtown Cripple Creek. Hosting a variety of events including the Mountain Mama contest, businessman's Race, amateur racers, professional racers, a beer garden and gold prospecting. Runs June 24-26. Call Doug at 689-3461.

Bike to Work Day Breakfast, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St. Free, registration required. Join city officials and hundreds of your fellow riders for a free breakfast to celebrate the benefits of bike commuting. Fri., June 24, 6:30-7:30 a.m. Call 385-7431 to register.

General Motors Car Show Competition, Ferguson Pontiac Buick GMC, 950 S. Academy Blvd. $15 entry fee per car, free admission to view cars. Categories for top 3 Buicks, top 3 Chevrolets, top 3 other GMC makes. Sat., June 25, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Gene at 685-0737 for more.

Holistic Arts Festival, Soda Springs Park, Manitou Springs. Featuring intuitives, healers, artists and vendors. Lectures and seminars ongoing. June 25-26, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Call David at 685-4263 for more.

*Bike and Trails Festival, Confluence Park, 126 Cimino Drive. Free. Featuring live music, kids activities, bike tune-ups, food, demos, competitions, information on local trails and more. Sat., June 25, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 385-5421 for more.

Coin Show, Antlers Hilton hotel, 4 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Interesting coins, paper money, tokens and medals to buy, sell and trade. Great exhibits to view as well. Fri., July 1, 11 a.m. 6 p.m.; Sat., July 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sun., July 3, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 473-5600 for more.

Goodwill Doll Sale, Southern Colorado Expo Center, 1801 N. Union Blvd. Free. Featuring Barbies, Madame Alexander dolls, furniture, stuffed animals and antique dolls. July 1-2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 635-4483 for more.

Ride for the Brand Rodeo, Norris-Penrose Event Center, 635-8881. $5-$15. Featuring over 100 working cowboys competing in wild cow milking, trailer loading, ranch bronco riding, team sort, branding and doctoring. July 1-2. Call 635-9975 or visit for more.

Independence Day Celebration, Double Eagle Hotel and Casino, 442 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. Featuring arts and crafts vendors, live music, a carnival, BBQ and more. Sun., July 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 689-5021 or visit for more.

Grandma and Grandpa's Trunk and Treasure Sale, Korean Cultural Center, 3725 Drennan Rd. All proceeds benefit Silver Key Senior Services. Volunteers also needed to help. Runs Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. beginning Sat., July 8. Call 632-1521 for more.

Greek Festival, Archangel Michael Greek Orthodox Church, 2215 Paso Rd. Free. The festival includes food, wine, gifts, music and dancing. July 9-10, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Call 634-5678 for more.

Xeriscape Garden Tours, of six gardens in Colorado Springs. Tickets are available at all King Soopers locations in town and cost $15. Arrive at the address printed on the ticket and get a map for the other locations on the tour. July 9-10. Visit for more.

In Their Honor Air Show, the Old Colorado Springs Airport, on Fountain Blvd., east of Powers Blvd. $5-$10. Featuring a wing walker, static displays, demonstration teams and more. July 9-10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit or call 635-8803 for more.


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