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Jac Rene, Master Hypnotist, Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. $10 advanced, $12 at the door. Sun., Aug. 10, 3 p.m. A fun show for teens by a famous hypnotist. No smoking or alcohol. Call 591-0707.

1880s-style base ball game, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods on 30th St., $1 - $5 (includes admission to entire site), Mon., Sept. 1, noon.. For more, call 578-6777.

Kindermusic Demo Class, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free. For kids ages 18 months to 3 years. Fri., Aug. 29, 10 11 a.m. For more, call 390-0371.

Class registration for kids and adults, West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Classes include preschool programs, exercise, Tai Chi, yoga, photography and Spanish. Registration begins Aug. 28. For more, call 385-7920.

Carnival & Community Fair, Resource Exchange's Parking Lot, 418 S. Weber St., Fri., Aug. 1, 5 p.m. 8 p.m. Free. Come support those with developmental disabilities. Petting zoo, face painting, cakewalk, karaoke, wheelchair obstacle course, food, door prizes. For more, call 719-380-1100.

Bagging Big Bugs, Fox Run Park, 2110 Stella Drive. Kids ages 6-11 will discover insects through crafts, a guided hike and a chance to catch live insects. Reservations required; call 520-6387.

Head Start and Early Head Start now enrolling for fall. Early education programs available for children birth to age five. Affordable childcare also available. Children with special needs are welcome. Families must qualify. Call Enrollment at 635-1536 for more.

Family storytimes and books, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave. 685-5206. Thurs., 10 to 11 a.m. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, Wed., Thurs., Sat, 10:30 a.m., Snuggle Up Wed., 7 p.m.. Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333, Wed. and Sat., 10:30 a.m., Rockrimmon Branch Library, 832 Village Center Dr., 593-8000, Fri., 10:45 a.m. Cheyenne Mountain Branch Library, 1791-D S. 8th St., 633-6278, Thurs., 10:30 a.m., Wed., 10:30 a.m. Fountain Branch Library, 501 East Iowa, Fountain, 382-5347, Tues., 10:30 a.m. Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr., 488-2370, Tues. 10:15 a.m., 10:10:45 a.m., Snuggle Up, Thurs., 7 p.m. Old Colorado City Branch Library, 2418 West Pikes Peak Avenue, 634-1698, Palmer Lake Branch Library, 66 Lower Glenway, Palmer Lake, 481-2587 Wed., 10:30 a.m., Ruth Holley Branch Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd., 597-5377, Tues. 10:30 a.m., Sand Creek Branch Library, 1821 S. Academy Blvd., 597-7070, Wed., 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m.

museums and history Images of Historic Southern Colorado, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. $2. Talk by author Mary Jane Massey Rust. Sat., Aug. 23, 10-11 a.m. Reservations required, 520-6387.

Colorful Characters of the Pikes Peak Region, Garden of the Gods Visitor and Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th Street. Actors portray local historical noteables. Every day at 4:45 p.m. For more, call 219-0108.

Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, 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., Aug. 21, 7 p.m. An Old-Time Music Extravaganza.

Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 125 Gleneagle Dr., Gleneagle, 488-0880. $3 - $7 museum admission. Special Event: 1894 Reynolds Ranch Open House (the big red farm house on I-25) with living history exhibit. Sat., Aug. 23, 10 a.m. to 4 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. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more, call 720/488-3300.

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