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click to enlarge Bone Apptit Gala, Cheyenne Mountain Conference - Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. $95. Presenting a - dinner and dessert auction benefit for All Breed Rescue & - Training with entertainment by Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, - comedian and veterinarian from Animal Planets - Emergency Vets. Sat., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. Call 264-6460 or - visit haveanicedog.org for more.
  • Bone Apptit Gala, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road. $95. Presenting a dinner and dessert auction benefit for All Breed Rescue & Training with entertainment by Dr. Kevin Fitzgerald, comedian and veterinarian from Animal Planets Emergency Vets. Sat., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. Call 264-6460 or visit haveanicedog.org for more.

Moonlight on the Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. $25-$30. Meet animals and zookeepers while enjoying music, appetizers and drinks. Proceeds benefit the Elephant Yard renovation. Thurs., Sept. 21, 5:30-9 p.m. Call 633-9925, ext. 116 or visit cmzoo.org for more.

Chile & Frijoles Festival, Pueblo, Union Avenue between 1st and B streets. Sept. 22-24. Festival opening at Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m. 719/295-7200.

Red Rock Canyon Outdoor Climbing Competition, Highway 24 and 31st Street. $20-$25. All ages and abilities welcome. Redpoint format; lead and top roping available. Sat., Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 481-9099 for more or visit climbingtherock.com.

Bike with Pike Century Ride, from John Martin Reservoir to Historic Arkansas Riverwalk of Pueblo. Follow in the footsteps of Zebulon Pike on a 100-mile journey. Sat., Sept. 23, 6 a.m. Call 719/583-8631 or visit frontierpathways.org for more.

Bonsai and Other Magical Miniature Landscapes, CC Worner Student Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Annual show by the Pikes Peak Bonsai Society. Sept. 23-24, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 392-2532 for more.

Old Colorado City Scarecrow Days, West Colorado Avenue in Old Colorado City. Taste of Old Colorado City, Sept. 23, noon to 5 p.m. $5-$15. Art on the Avenue, Sept. 23, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Vote for you favorite scarecrow through Sept. 30. Giant Pumpkin Weigh-off, Sept. 30. Call 577-4112 for more.

The Woman's Club of Colorado Springs Fashion Show and Luncheon, Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave., $30-$40. Featuring fashions and food from Afghanistan. Wed., Sept. 27, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 590-1436 for more.

Memory Cafe, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Welcoming persons with early stage memory loss and their care providers, friends and family. Celebrate and share memories, music and fun. Wed., Sept. 27, 6-8 p.m. Call 719-266-8773 for reservations.

Mind Seizure Haunted House, Colorado Springs Flea Market grounds, 5225 E. Platte Ave. $13; $2 off with canned good donation to Care and Share. Running Sept. 29 through Oct. 31, Thurs.-Sun., 7 p.m. Call 527-3787 or visit mindseizurehauntedhouse.com for more.

Summer Extravaganza Fashion Show, Casino Night and Dancing, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $65. Benefits the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Hispanic Scholarship Foundation. Sat., Sept. 30, 4:30-10 p.m. For tickets and more information call 599-9300.

Venetucci Farm Pancake Breakfast & Festival, 5210 S. US Hwy. 85/87. $4-$6. Bring the whole family for pancakes, children's activities and hayrides. Sat., Sept. 30, 8-11 a.m. For more call 389-1251 or visit ppcf.org.

Alpaca Farm Day, Triple J Alpaca Ranch, 14425 Windy Pine Drive. Featuring an alpaca viewing and sale, alpaca yarn, purses, hats and other products. Sat., Sept. 30, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 495-6540 for more.

Self-Guided Solar Homes Tour, begins at the CC Tutt Science Center, 1112 N. Nevada Ave., and Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce Building, 354 Manitou Ave. $5. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

33rd Annual Christmas Crafts Festival, Palmer Lake Town Hall, Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. Free. A juried show featuring pottery, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, basketry, fabric art and more. Oct. 7-8. Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/488-8101 for more.

First Annual Grand Victorian Ball, Shrine Club of Colorado Springs, 6 S. 33rd St. $19-$38. Relive the grandeur of a Victorian ball, with period dress and dances, to benefit the Evergreen Cemetery Benevolent Society. Sat., Oct. 7, 2006, 5:30-11:30 p.m. Call 592-1648 for reservations and more.

Rockledge Ranch Events, 3202 Chambers Way. Harvest Festival, featuring horse-drawn wagon rides, old-time music, pumpkin picking and ranch tours. Sat., Oct. 7, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. First Nation's Day, featuring American Indian dance, storytelling, food and art. Sat., Oct. 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 578-6777 or visit rockledgeranch.com for more.

Seventh Annual Colorado Springs Sports Hall of Fame Banquet, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $100. Wed., Oct. 25, 6 p.m. Call 634-7333, ext. 1009 for more.

Evangelical Christian Academy Auction and Banquet, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive. $40. Featuring music, food and entertainment. Sat., Oct. 28, 4-10 p.m. Call 597-3675 for more.

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