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Summer Program for Gifted Children, a three-week program for kids entering grades 1 though 6, presented by Colorado College. Mon., June 16 through Fri., July 4, 8:30-11 a.m. $190. Call 389-6146 to apply.

Hands-On Science for Kids at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Children ages 6 and older will conduct scientific experiments as they learn about fire, hypothermia, camouflage, and the five senses. $3. Sat., March 8, 10-11a.m. Reservations required, 520-6387.

Adventures in Art at Pueblo Zoo, 3455 Nuckolls Avenue Children from 7 to 11 years are invited to experiment with paint, clay, and printmaking. Zoo animals will be the models and the adventurers will go behind the scents to view the animals close-up. Saturday mornings from March 15-April 19, 10 a.m. to noon.

Young Adult Writer's Workshop, for writers of poetry, short stories, and prose in grades six through eight, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Mon., March 10, 4-5:30 p.m. 531-6333, x1306.

Read Across America, local celebrities will read Dr. Seuss favorites. Sun., March 9, 1:30 p.m.: Jim Arthur, KVOR, Sand Creek Branch Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd. Tues., March 11, 6:30 p.m.: Joe Ferdani, KRDO TV - Old Colorado City Branch Library, 2418 W. Pikes Peak Ave. Sat., March 15, 1:30 p.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St.

Family Theater presented by the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Featuring; Alice in Wonderland on Thurs., April 22. Season tickets are $25, individual seats are $9. Call 520-SHOW.

The Green Chili Jam Band will perform a kids' concert at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Sun., March 30, 2 p.m. Free. 597-3344 or

Thematic storytimes at the Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. every Thurs. morning from 10 to 11 a.m. Drop-ins welcome. For babies through preschool. For more, call 685-5206.

Head Start Still Enrolling for 2002-2003 School Year. Families living in El Paso County with a child under the age of five, or expecting a child may qualify for free preschool and infant/toddler programs. Call 635-1536 ext. 323.

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