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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: The Boy Who Cried Fabulous, Oct. 8, 9, 10:30 a.m. Peter Rabbit costumed character visit, Oct. 15, 16, 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. 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. 9, 17. Treasure Hunt, Oct. 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. 7, 12, 13, 14. Toddler Nutrition, Oct. 13.

JoyRides Family Fun Center, 5150 Edison Ave. $3-$18. Corn maze, hay and train rides, pumpkin, bounce house, haunted house and more. 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. Open through Oct. 31. Call 573-5500 for specific dates.

Haunted House, The Flea Market, 5225 E. Platte Ave. $11. Mind Seizure haunted house. Also featuring the Nightmare Machine, $1/ride. Runs Oct. 7-10, 14-17, 21-31. Call 527-3787 for more.

College Fairs, sponsored by School District 11. Oct. 11. 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. Music of the World performed by Todd Green Sat., Oct. 16, 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 p.m. In Buell Children's Museum, Horse Sense: Art & The Pony, including games, performances, crafts and much 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.

Great Pumpkin Patch, Pantaleo Farms, 39651 South Rd., Pueblo. Hay rides, bonfire, pumpkins, corn maze, petting zoo, face painting, inflatable haunted house, theatre, costume contest and much more. Oct. 8-10. Call 719/948-4556 or 719/569-7351 for more.

David Simpich's Original The Firebird, Mt. St. Francis Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $11-$13.50. An original play written by David Simpich using his hand-carved marionettes. Starting Oct. 15, Fridays and Saturdays at 7 p.m., Sundays at 5 p.m. Call 636-3272 for more.

Our Next Generation, Business of Arts Center, 515 Manitou Ave. $10-$25. Featuring The Sonny Rhodes Band, activities for kids involving free workshops in many instruments, perfomances and more. Sat., Oct. 16, 10 a.m. to midnight. Call 685-1861 ext. 42 for more.

Intergenerational Community Night, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. $5-$10/family. All families invited for this festive evening of food, fellowship and fun. Reserve a space by noon on Oct. 17. Dinner on Wed., Oct. 20, 6-8 p.m. Call 633-7717 to RSVP.

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