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Gardening for Families, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. $100 for a family of four. Learn a fun, collective gardening program for your home. Visit or call 633-9925 for more.

July Children's Programs at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. $10. For ages 7-12. Explore cowboy history with Jim Mahan, Sat., July 8. Explore American Indian history with Eugene Redhawk, July 22. Both programs run 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Pre-registration required. Call 385-5990 for more.

Rock Ledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way. Open through Sept. 4, Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2-$6. Call 578-6777 for more or visit

Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview St., Woodland Park. Featuring the Charles R. Knight prehistoric exhibit through Sept. 4. 60 Minutes in Space, July 28, 6 p.m. Critter Fest, Aug. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/686-1820 for more or visit

Peace Camp 2006, All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., and Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2021 W. Pikes Peak Ave. $100; scholarships available. Learn conflict resolution, nonviolence principles, earth stewardship and more. Includes games, music, and camping. Ages 6-9, July 17-22. Ages 10-12, July 31 through Aug. 5. Visit or call 632-6189 for more.

Celebration Place, Citadel Mall upper level, 750 Citadel Drive East. Featuring reservation-only July and August children's activities. "Learn to Face Paint," July 18. "The Emperor's New Clothes & Other Ugly Ducks," July 20. "Eskimo Finger Masks," July 25. "The Missing Grimm," July 27. "Stunning Stained Glass Windows," Aug. 1. "Through an Open Window," Aug. 3. "The Forest Through the Trees," Aug. 8. Call 597-3344 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Library District Summer Reading Parties, Fountain, Memorial Park and Palmer Lake Village Green districts. Enjoy crafts, activities and more. Wed., July 19, 10:30 a.m., Fountain Branch. Fri., July 21, 10 a.m., Memorial Park and Fri., July 28, 10:30 a.m., Palmer Lake. Call 531-6333, ext. 2402 for more.

Children's Circle, The Java Buddha Coffeehouse, 2820 W. Colorado Ave. Featuring a fun and creative environment for young pagans in the spirit of peace, understanding and love. Sun., July 30, 10:30 a.m. to noon. Call 633-JAVA for more.

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