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Barnes & Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Children's book author Jan Brett signs The Umbrella, Oct. 7, 11 a.m. Storytimes: Jan Brett Stories, Oct. 1, 2, 10:30 a.m. The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, Oct. 8, 9, 10:30 a.m. Peter Rabbit costumed character visit, Oct. 15, 16, 10:30 a.m. Jamie Lee Curtis stories, Oct. 22, 23, 10:30 a.m. Halloween stories, Oct. 29, 30, 10:30 a.m.

Imagination Celebration Events: Dreaming of Healthy Families, ages four and up, Sat., Oct. 9, 11:30 a.m. Treasure Island at Celebration Place, presented by Manitou Art Theatre, Wed., Oct. 13, 11 a.m. Chinese Golden Acrobats, Fri., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. Stage Fright, Halloween spooky stories, Sat., Oct. 30, 11 a.m. Call 597-3344 or visit

www.imaginationcelebration.org for more details.

All Pikes Peak Reads Treasure Island Events, various locations. Pirate storytime, Oct. 7. Parrots and Pirates, Oct. 3, 9, 17. Treasure Hunt, Oct. 2, 6, 12. Black Spots and Pieces of Eight, Oct. 9, 10. Call 531-6333 or visit

www.ppld.org for more.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Events, 4250 Cheyenne Mtn. Zoo Rd., 633-9925. Zoo Career Day, Oct. 8, 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $35-$45; Mysterious Myths and Folklore, Oct. 12-13, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., $55-$65; Call 633-9925 ext. 112 for reservations.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, various locations. Yo-Ho-Ho pirate stories for ages 3-7, Oct. 1, 2, 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14. Stories in the Dark, for the brave aged 8 and up, Oct. 21, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30. Slightly Scary Stories, for K-3rd grade, Oct. 25, 30. Read with a Dog, for trained dogs and their families, Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Toddler Nutrition, Oct. 13.

Corn Maze, JoyRides Family Fun Center, 5150 Edison Ave. $3-$7. Corn maze, hay and train rides, pumpkin, and bounce house. Open Sun., noon to 6 p.m.; Mon.-Thurs., 3-7 p.m.; Fri., 3 p.m. to midnight; Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Corn maze open through Oct. 31. Call 573-5500 for more.

College Fairs, sponsored by School District 11. Oct. 4, 5, 11; Nov. 4. Call 328-5031 for more.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Circo Comedia, a circus act, Sat., Oct. 9, 11 a.m., 2 p.m. In Buell Children's Museum, Horse Sense: Art & The Pony, including games, performances, crafts and much more. Runs through Nov. 6.

Treasure Island, Manitou Art Theatre, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$8. An original adaptation for children. Oct. 1, 7 p.m.; Oct. 2, 11 a.m.; Oct. 3, 2 p.m. Call 685- 1861 for reservations.

Reptile Encounter, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 Fairview St., Woodland Park. $6.50-$9.50. Shows with live reptiles, scavenger hunt, reading, games, hands-on activities. Oct. 2-3, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Call 686-9255 ext. 112 for more.

Sesame Street Live, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Everyone Makes Music runs Oct. 7-10. Call 520-SHOW for tickets.

Why School Choice, Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle. Learn from Dr. Howard Fuller, former superintendent of Milwaukee public schools. Thurs., Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m. Call Chuck at 392-2015 for more.

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