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Rockies Skills Challenge, Spurgeon Field, in Memorial Park, Pikes Peak and Hancock avenues. Free. Open to boys and girls, ages 8 13 to test their skills in base running, batting and throwing. Sat., June 21, 10 - 11 a.m. Call 385-6005 for more.

Under the Beanstalk, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities outdoor amphitheatre, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. A musical that takes place six years after Jack's adventure with the giant; ideal for kids 4 and older. $6. Tues., Wed. and Thurs., June 17 Thurs., July 24, times vary. Call 720/898-7200 for more.

Stuart Little, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., $3. Mon., June 9 Sat., June 14, 10 a.m. and noon. Call 634-5583 for tickets.

Discover Cheyenne Caon children's programs, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. The Smallest Flying Machine: Hummingbirds, Fri., June 13, 10a.m. Who Goes There? Tracking, Thurs., June 19, 1- 2:15 p.m. for ages 5+. Call for reservations, 578-6146.

Pikes Peak Library Summer Reading Program. Various locations. For kids grades 6 12. For more, visit the Teen Zone at

www.ppld.org.

museums and historySpace Odyssey Exhibition and Digital Planetarium Blast Off, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, address. Museum hours daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. General admission $9 adults, $6 juniors. IMAX and planetarium tickets $5.50

Homestead House Museum, 353 E. Myers, Cripple Creek. Located in former Red Light District; celebrating 45 years as a museum. $3 adults, $1.50 kids. Open daily 11 a.m. 4 p.m. for guided tours. For more, Call 689-3090.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site (Carriage House), At the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th St., $1 - $5, Summer Hours: June-Labor Day, Wed. Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 578-6777. Featuring Cultural Crossroads, American Indian Trade in Colorado. Lecture Series (reservations recommended): Thurs., June 12, 7 p.m. Defending the Empire: Spanish Presidial Soldiers in Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Thurs., June 19, 7 p.m. childhood Yesterdays in the Pikes Peak Region.

Mining Museum Time Machine, Western Museum of Mining and Industry. 125 Gleneagle Dr., Gleneagle, 488-0880. $3 - $7 museum admission. Step back 100 years and learn how gold was mined in the 1890s. Multi-media program. Sat., June 14, 1 p.m.

Manatees: The Edge of Extinction, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria, Parker. $6. A multi-media exhibit promoting awareness and conservation of these gentle creatures. Sat., June 21 Sun., Oct. 26, daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 720/488-3300.

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