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Venetucci Pumpkin Festival, Main Street in Fountain. Free. There will be a haunted house, costume contest for kids aged 12 and under, a pumpkin carving contest, street dance and more. Sat., Oct. 8, 5-9 p.m. Call 930-3871 for more.

Aquarium Society Fall Fundraising Auction, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St. Free. Tropical fish enthusiasts can bid on an extensive collection of tropical fish, plants, hardware and more. Sat., Oct. 8, registration at 8:30 a.m.; auction from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 265-5147 or visit southerncoloradoaquariumsociety.com for more.

St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church 100 Year Celebration, includes history tours and displays, special church services, guest speakers and an afternoon Greek party with food, live music and traditional Greek dancing. Runs Oct. 8-9. Visit stjohngoc-pueblo.org or call Gina at 598-3554 for more info.

Ski Shop Swap, The Ski Shop, 1422 S. Tejon St. $.50 registration per item plus 20% sales fee to be donated to VIBeS (Visually Impaaired and Blind Skiiers). Make money on your skis, boots, binding, snowboards and more. Register equipment Oct. 4-7, swap on Sat., Oct. 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 636-3355 for more.

Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission Open House, 214 E. Vermijo St. Free. Welcome new executive director, Shanyn Doan, and learn about their current and upcoming community programs. Sun., Oct. 9, 2-5 p.m. Call 632-6189 or visit ppjpc.org.

Head Start-opoly, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $40. A fun and entertaining evening with personal stories of triumph and the success of Head Start. Proveeds will establish a foundation to ensure that the Community Partnership for Child Development can continue to provide early education programs for children in El Paso County. Thurs., Oct. 13, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 635-1536 for more.

Mile High Hedgehog Show, Clarion Hotel, 314 W. Bijou St. Lots of fun for hedgehogs, their owners, and the general public. Oct. 14-16. Visit milehighhedgehogs.com or call 964-4704 for more.

Raising the Bar: Inside/Out Youth Services Awards Dinner, CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave. $60. The even includes speaker Benjamin Reynolds, pastor of the Emmanuel Baptist Church, speaking on Building from the Inside Out. Also includes a silent auction. Sat., Oct. 15, 6 p.m. Call 328-1056 for more.

Junior League's Fall Fling, The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron Ave. $50. An evening of cocktails, food, and live and silent auctions. Sat., Oct. 15, 7-11 p.m. Call 532-3855 or visit fallfling.net for more.

Bridal Festival, Phil Long Expo Center, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. Free. A day of tasting, listening, viewing and fun. Sun., Oct. 16, noon to 4 p.m. Call 303/400-7001 or visit bridalfestivals.com for more.

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