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Kids Day America, a health, safety and environmental awareness day sponsored by Dr. Jennifer Koontz at the Mission Trace Shopping Center, 3031 S. Academy Blvd. Features info. On crime prevention, child safety, and fire safety, as well as free spinal exams and scoliosis screenings. Sat., May 18, noon to 3 p.m.

Programs at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., May 18: 26th Annual Spring Hike. On Sat., May 25: Spring Wildflower Walk.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Fri., May 17: Busy Beavers. On Sat., May 18: Songs of Spring: Birding by Ear. On Sat., May 18: Beaver Tales.

Jack and the Beanstalk, a participation musical by the Encore! Children's Cabaret at Encore! Theater, 10 Old Mans Trail. $5, 471-PLAY. Saturdays at 1 p.m., through May 18.

First Chance Summer Dance featuring live DJs, contests and giveaways with Magic FM at the Union Depot, 132 West B Street in Pueblo. For ages 12-21. $7, 719/549-2414. Sat., May 18, 7 p.m.

Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $3-$4, 719/295-7200. Featuring the Crayola Dream-Makers Exhibition, through May 31.

Camp Nuhop, a residential summer camp for all children with learning disabilities, behavior disorders and attention deficit disorders in Divide, CO. Camperships available based on financial needs. For more information, call 419/289-2227. Mon.-Sat., July 8-13.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo seeking youth Counselors-in-Training. Must be ages 14-18, able to follow directions, enjoy working with kids age 6-11, be responsible and dependable, participate in camp activities, be energetic an like working outdoors and be able to act as an appropriate role model for younger participants. $25 includes two staff t-shirts, participation in all meals. For details on how apply, call 633-9925.

Summer Camps at the Mountain Park Environmental Center in Beulah, CO. Activities include hiking, tracking wildlife, birdwatching, wildflower and tree study, exploring South Creek and much more. Also featuring "Intro to Backpacking." $100-$170 per child, partial scholarships available. Call 719/485-4444 or visit

Children's Storytime every Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free. Call 637-8282 for details. On May 31-June 1: Raggedy Ann. On July 5-6: Cat in the Hat.

Magician Bruce Black performing at Texas Roadhouse, 3120 N. Powers Blvd., Mondays from 5:15-7:45. At Texas Roadhouse, 595 S. 8th St., Tuesdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. At Old Chicago, 7115 Commerce Center Dr., Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30 p.m.

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