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Art Shows and Galleries

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Hours: Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring the work of Alice Ann Ochs through June.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 630-1514. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring Rejection, an exhibit of work rejected from juried shows in the past year, June 16 through July 16; Clayprints, clay monographs by gallery members and invited guests, July 21 through Aug. 6.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Printed Here, an exhibition of prints made in the BAC print studio, in the Avenue Gallery through June 10. Squint, the annual BAC studio artists show, July 14 through Aug. 24.

Colorado Springs Art Guild featuring an exhibit by 25 local artist the First United Bank, 1700 E. Platte Ave., jurored by Dani Tupper. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 630-1611 for more. Through July.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Deja Views: Contemporary Art from Recycled Sources, through June 18. Living with Differences: Art by Families Living with AIDS from the Children's Legacy in Denver, through June 25. Pikes Peak Legacy: Art of the Contemporary Expressions, The '80s and '90s, through June 25.

Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Free. Main Street Five-and-Dime: The Architectural Heritage of S. H. Kress and Company, an exhibit which examines the role of dime stores in American Culture, organized by the National Building Museum, through July 16.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Four Common Threads, an exhibit by Brenda Cameron, Susan Demos, Eileen Tomaro and Ann Wardlow Rodgers, through June 13. Featuring Colorado Clay, June 16 through July 11; and Adornment of the Soul, an exhibit by Pearl Sanchez, Emma Hutchens, and Alice Helstrom, July 14 through Aug. 8

Gallery of Contemporary Art at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, 262-3567. Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Women and Allegory, an exhibit on storytelling, June 9 through Aug. 4.

Pankratz Studios and Gallery, 366 Second St., Monument, 481-3108. Mon.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Into Thin Air: A Celebration of Colorado Sculptors, its second annual invitational exhibition and benefit, whose proceeds will support the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, through July 1.

Permanent Professors Art Gallery at the Air Force Academy. Open Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. or by appointment. Call 333-2416.

Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 527-6000. Gallery open: Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to noon. Featuring its Renderings and Representations, the art of Richard Eustice and Don Orr, through June 24.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. At Home on the Range, in the King Gallery through Aug. 5. Jeffrey Zachman & Trine Bumiller's Forces of Nature in the Hoag Gallery through Aug. 19. Robert Gratlot's Reflections in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 19. Giancarlo Impiglia, in the White Gallery through Sept. 3.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Body of Evidence, a 2- and 3-D show honoring the human form at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, featuring work by Linda Lazzarini, Micheal Cellan, Scott Beram, Betty Ross and Liz Szabo, through July 17. Coastline, the black and white photography of Len Perkis, through June 29.

U.S. Olympic Complex in the Visitors Center at the Olympic Training Center, corner of Boulder St. and Union Ave., 578-4618. Mon.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Athlete, an exhibit of photographs by Anderson and Low, through June 30.

Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron St., 475-8880. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to midnight. Sat.-Sun., 4 p.m. to midnight. Featuring Got Art, an exhibit of the photography of Elaine Bean, the paper and oil work of Tom Leech, and the fabric of Jeanne Schenk Steiner, through June 30.

arts events and programs

Music and Art Show, featuring a concert and reception, at the Pikes Peak Metropolitan Community Church, 1102 S. 12th St., 634-3771. Sat., June 10, 6-10 p.m.

Free slide show and mini photography clinic by Rocky Mountain Reflections at REI, 1376 E. Woodman Road. Call Pat at 260-1455. Thurs., June 15, 7-9 p.m.

Creativity Workshop designed to rattle your brain and get those creative juices flowing at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. $45-$55. Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Open studio figure study in any medium at the Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th Street. $5/session. Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 520-1899.

Tango practice sessions offered by Tango de los Fuentes at The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Primarily for those who already tango, but ad hoc instructions will be given as necessary. $5 per session. Call 635-1754. Sundays, 6-8 p.m.

call for entries

Call for entries for marching bands and groups with a Western flair by the Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo Parade on Wed., Aug. 9. Deadline: July 1. First come, first served. Call 635-8803

Cultural Festival, to bring awareness of the types of cultural groups in our area, at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., on Sat., Aug. 19, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participation fee: $20. Call 632-7490. Registration deadline: July 15.

O'hoho, a progressive black arts group, seeking African American visual artists, writers, poets, dancers, playwrights and film makers. Call 271-0415.

Call for entries for the third annual Open Air Art Program sponsored by the Pikes Peak Arts Council. Artists paint, draw and sell art Thursday through Sunday in Acacia Park downtown and in Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City. For badges, liability insurance & permits call Marica Hefti at 572-7955 or eMail: MaricaHefti1@CompuServe.com


Bulletin Board

announcements

Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE) monthly meeting at First Unitarian Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. For those concerned about prison system excesses and failures. For info call Ellen Brost, 473-4087. Fri., June 9, 7 p.m.

Parents and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (P-FLAG), a confidential support group for families and friends of lesbians and gays will meet on the second Wednesday of each month. 575-8658. Next meeting: Wed., June 14, 6:30 p.m.

The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 25th St., offering classes in clogging, Spanish, intro to great American films, bellydance, ballroom dance, Latin/swing dance, tennis and more. Call 444-7340 for info or to register.

health & healing

Wayne Ewing discussing and signing Tears in God's Bottle: Reflections on Alzheimer's Caregiving at the Citadel Barnes and Noble, 637-8282. Sat., June 17, 1 p.m.

Free "O.K." Screening Clinic for admission to a Shriner's Children's Hospital, every second Saturday of each month at the Colorado Springs Shrine Club, at W. Pikes Peak Ave. and 33rd St. 632-3881 or 800/576-0658. For children with orthopaedic or burn-related problems. Next clinic: Sat., June 10, 10 a.m. to noon.

Healing Yourself Through Healing Touch with Connie Korhonen at Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd., 548-1667. Thurs., June 15, 6:30 p.m.

senior programs & activities

Young at Heart, a gospel choir from Albuquerque whose performers are all over 50, at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fri., June 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.

The Senior Community Service Employment Program offers part-time work to people over 55 to help them upgrade their skills. Meanwhile, SCSEP helps place participants in full-time positions. For more, 635-3579.

Summer Art Classes in Impressionism and Portraiture, with instructor Sunnie Ford, at the Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock, 578-6808. $25. For people over 50. Wednesday and Thursday mornings beginning June 8.

Miracle on Wheels makes power wheelchairs available to non-ambulatory seniors (65 years old and up). For qualification requirements, call 800/749-8778.

volunteer opportunities

Volunteers sought by the Nature Conservancy to help restore and refurbish Bohart Ranch in eastern El Paso County. Workdays set for Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., June 11, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 632-0534 to RSVP.

Volunteers sought by the town of Green Mountain Falls to help with the building of the new Catamount Trail. Call 684-9414 for more. Sat., June 10.

Friends of the Peak needs about 50 volunteers to help construct a new trailhead for the Crags Campground to Devil's Playground trail on Pikes Peak. A small bridge will also be constructed to protect a streambed. Call 471-3145. All day, Sat., June 11.

Volunteers sought to administer surveys to child immunization clients June 5-28. Volunteers are also requested to facilitate child car-seat checks at various times and locations throughout the year. Spanish-speaking volunteers would be greatly appreciated. Call Karen at 578-3278 for more.

Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue is in critical need of a number of volunteers in order to continue its dog rescue work of rescuing shelter dogs. Seeking an adoption coordinator, an events coordinator, a self-foster coordinator and more. Call 260-0818 for more information.

Volunteer Center of the Pikes Peak Region offering a clearinghouse of opportunities, from tutoring others with ESL or GED lessons to assisting with recreational activities at nursing homes to working with teens or children. One-time events also need volunteers for those who are short on time. Call 575-4345 for more.


Learning

The Wildness of Wolves, with Darlene Kabobel of The Wolf Rescue Center and an arctic wolf, Akahla, at the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs. Following is a hike designed for families to explore the surrounding canyon. $6, reservations required. 685-5444. Sat., June 10, 2 p.m.

Wolf Puppies, presented by the The Wolf Rescue Center at the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs. Primarily for kids 7-12. $6, reservations required. 685-5444. Mon., June 12, 10:30 a.m.

The Poor Man's Orchid, a tour of Loomis Iris Gardens led by Russ Eaker of the Elmohr Iris Society at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Wed., June 14, 7 p.m.

New Age Judaism presented by meditation teacher Melinda Ribner at Temple Shalom, 1523 E. Monument. $5, 634-5311. Mon., June 12, 7 p.m.

Pine beetle workshops, on its identification, life cycle and treatment, by the Colorado State Forest Service. In Monument on Tues., June 13, 6-8 p.m. In Woodland Park on Thurs., June 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-2921 for more.

Step-parenting Step by Step with Patricia C. Polk, M.H.R. Wild Oats, 5075 N. Academy Blvd. Free, 548-1667. Wed., June 28.

Ornamental Herbs, a program by Laura Spears of ForestEdge Gardens on the sensual beauty of herbs as ornamental plants, at the Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. Discussing their needs, features, and their importance as havens for bees and butterflies. $15. Send check to FBEC, 740 W. Caramillo, 80907 to hold your space. Send $25 if you also wish to attend her personal tour of ForestEdge on July 22 (see below). Call 578-7088 for more. Thurs., June 22, 7-9 p.m.

Spirituality classes at the Center at Benet Hill Monastery, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Includes "Celtic History & Spirituality" on June 19-23, 8:30-11:30; "Biblical Themes for Spiritual Growth" on June 20-22, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.; "Discovering Centering Prayer" on June 26-30, 8:30 a.m. to noon.; "Early Church History" on June 28, 9-11:30 a.m.; "Four Spiritual Truths of Christianity & Buddhism" on June 30 and July 1; "Spiritual Quest" on July 14-15; "Enneangram I" on July 10-13; "Women in Scripture" on Aug. 15, 9-11 a.m. Fees vary. Call 473-6184.

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "Wild Reptiles and Amphibians" on Sat., June 3, 9-11 a.m.; "Rattlesnakes Alive" on Sun., June 11, 1-3:30 p.m.; "Camping for Families" on Sat., June 17, 10-11:30 a.m. "Tarantulas Close Up" on Sun., June 18, 1-4 p.m.; "Endangered Species in Colorado" on Sat., June 24, 10-11:30 a.m.


Literary Events

Everybody's Doin' It Young Adult Reading Program presented by the Pikes Peak Library District. Kids age 11-18 can win prizes by reading books. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1403 or ext. 2403. June 10 through Aug. 5.

Bonkers for Books, a read-aloud program for early elementary age children at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Every Sunday, 12:30-1 p.m. Beginning June 11.

Terry Johnson and Matt Braun signing their new books Lay the Mountains Low and Kinch Riley, respectively, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., June 11, 1 p.m.

Harold Prommel signing and reading from his book of poetry, Two Hearts Talking, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., June 12, 5:30-7 p.m.

John MacLean signing and discussing Fire on the Mountain at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., June 13, 5-7 p.m.

Great Books Discussions at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. Discussing Utilitarianism by John Stuart Mill on Thurs., July 13, 6:45-9 p.m. Social gathering on Thurs., Aug. 10, 6:45-9 p.m.

Poet Joy Harjo, a guest lecturer for Colorado College's "Writing the Southwest," performing with her band Poetic Justice and reading poetry in Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Tues., June 13, 7 p.m.

Dennis Jackson and Alice Best discussing Together Again: Twin Souls Reunite in Love and Life at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Fri., June 16, 7 p.m.

Michelle Black discussing her new historical novel, Lightning in a Drought Year, at the Briargate Barnes and Noble, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., June 17, 2 p.m.

Arnulfo Cantarero, discussing Emotions, at the Briargate Barnes & Nobel, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Sat., June 17, 7 p.m.

Living Other Lives, a one-day, intensive short-story writing workshop, led by freelance writer and teacher Marylin Warner, at 120 N. 31st. $38. Call 475-9455 to reserve a space. Sat., June 17, or Sat., June 24. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Goose Gossage signing The Goose is Loose at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., June 18, 1 p.m.

Sandra Ford Wilson, signing Courage, "a life changing book for every woman", at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tues., June 20, 5:30-7 p.m.

Kent Haruf, nominated for the National Book Award and a guest lecturer for Colorado College's "Writing the Southwest," discussing his novel Plainsong Colorado College's Packard Hall, southwest corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade, 389-6607. Free. Thurs., June 22, 7 p.m.


Music Concerts

acoustic, folk & country

Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band playing "postHeeHawFunkadelicHipHopNewGrass" at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., June 9, 7:30 p.m.

Michael Pollard, playing guitar in the caf at Barnes & Nobel, 1565 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-9960. Fri. and Sat., June 9-10, 7 p.m.

Acoustic Concert and Jam presented by the Mountain Acoustic Music Association at 6 p.m. at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Woodland Park, 687-9483. $3, free to children under 12. Features Phil Volan, Charlie Hall on Sun., June 18.

Colcannon, performing a Celtic music concert as part of Colorado College's Summer Festival of the Arts in Colorado College's Packard Hall, 389-6656. $10, $2-$4 with CC ID. Thurs., June 15, 7 p.m.

Brad Paisley at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park, 596-1212. $12-$16, available at Cowboys and both Western Wear locations. Thurs., June 22, 7:30 p.m.

Purely Wild playing bluegrass at the Black Forest Community Center, Shoup Road and Black Forest Road. Sponsored by the Black Rose Acoustic Society. $2-$4, 590-8395. Fri., June 23, 7:30 p.m.

Native American flute player Carlos Nakai wrapping up the Indian-Spanish Fine Art Market at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $22-$25, 634-5583. Sun., June 25, 2 p.m.

classical

What Is Music About, a performance by the Pikes Peak Philharmonic in the Coronado High School auditorium, 1590 W. Fillmore. $3-$5. $10, family. Sun., June 11, 3 p.m.

Pipe organ series at the First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888. Featuring baritone Peter Tuff, member of the Vienna State Opera until 1999. Free will offering. Sun., June 4, 3 p.m.

jazz & swing

Max Morath playing at the Butte Opera House in Cripple Creek. $10-$12, adults. $6, children 12 and under. Call 689-2513 through Sept. 4.

Second Sunday Jazz Affair by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society at their new location, The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $4-$6. Sun., June 11, 2-5 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

The Trainwreckers at Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Fri.-Sat., June 9-10, 9:30 p.m.

Beatlemania, a Beatle tribute, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $15, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Unfocused Family at the Hide & Seek, 512 W. Colorado Ave., 632-4393. A benefit for the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center. $4. Sat., June 10, 9 p.m.

John Stewart from the Kingston Trio at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Sat., June 10, 9 p.m.

Motorhead with Nashville Pussy, Supersuckers and Speedealer, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $18, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

DJ and the Reggae Disciples at Jos Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St., 636-2311. Sun., June 11, 9:30 p.m.

The Ataris with Lanemeyer, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $7, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Tues., June 13, 8 p.m.

Savoy Brown featuring Kim Simmonds with Rikki Dee Hall and the VooDoo Hawks at The Original Castaways, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $15-$18, 685-3300. Wed., June 14, 8 p.m. neonprods@aol.com,

The Samples with Push Stars at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 447-9797. $10, www.ticketweb.com. Tickets subject to service charge. Wed., June 14, 8 p.m.

Roy Rogers and Shana Morrison from the Kingston Trio at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

Big Head Todd and the Monsters performing at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain, at the conclusion of the Radisson Indy 200 event on Sun., June 18. $15-$40; call 888/306-RACE.

Disturbed with Deadlights, Apt. 26, and Workhorse Movement, a KILO Lo-Do show, at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $5.94. Tues., June 20, 7 p.m.

Big House at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park, 687-0625. $ TBA. Thurs., June 22, 9 p.m.


Performances

Dance

Boles Dance Concert at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $5, at the door. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Academy of Dance at Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $$$$, 634-5583. Sun., June 18, 4 p.m.

Theater

KCME Radio Theatre presenting Maudie's Diary, a comedy by Albert G. Miller, on 88.7-FM. Thurs., July 13, 8 p.m.

Speak Easy, an audience-participation "whodunnit" at the Craftwood Inn in Manitou Springs. 1920's attire encouraged. Meet the cast and learn clues during cocktails at 7 p.m., and dinner at 8. Event benefits the Pikes Peak Historical Railway Foundation trolley car restoration program. 632-7548 or 630-7328 for ticket information.

A Precious Bit of the West, an audience participation-style melodrama by Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. Performance followed by a sing-along intermission show and a Vaudeville-style olio. $21.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $11.50, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations. Opens June 14.

It Had To Be You by the Encore! Dinner Theatre, at Castaways Theater, 103 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $35, 471-PLAY (7529). Begins June 16. 6 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays: gourmet buffet at 6:30 p.m., with the show at 8 p.m. Sundays: gourmet buffet at 5:30 p.m., with the show at 7 p.m.

auditions

Upstart Performing Ensemble holding auditions for A Day with the Dogs and Volatile Acts, several very short one-act plays, on Sun., June 11, 1-4 p.m. and Mon., June 12, 7-9 p.m. Call 636-5089 after 6:30 p.m. for details.

New dinner theater in Manitou Springs auditioning actors 16 and up, dancers, singers, costumers and directors for summer productions of You're a Good Man Charlie Brown, Grease, and Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Parts for youth ages 11 to 15. Many paid positions. Call 385-0802 for more.

Rocky Mountain Performing Arts School auditioning ages 5 through 14 for summer drama conservatory program and drama day camp. Call 385-0802 for more.


Recreation

Adult recreation

Falcon Wanderers Volksmarch Club sponsoring a 5K and 10K volksmarch starting and finishing at Eagleview Middle School Shorter distances also available. Donation of non-perishable food appreciated. Start between 8 and 11:30 a.m. Call 591-8193 for more. Sat., June 10.

Sand Creek Series 2000, a mountain bicycle racing series featuring the Catamount Classic on June 11. For entry information, call 591-4671.

A Trek Through Time, a hike through Williams Canyon with geologist Chris Siddoway. Presented by the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs,685-5444. $6, reservations required. Sat., June 17, 9:30 a.m.

Wildflower Hike in Williams Canyon presented by the Cave of the Winds, Manitou Springs,685-5444. Naturalist-led. $6, reservations required. Sat., June 18, 8:30 a.m

Volunteer coaches sought by Parks and Rec for youth baseball, soccer, and t-ball teams during summer. For more, call 385-5981.

Bike rides along the new Santa Fe Trail. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387. Bike the Santa Fe Trail on Sat., June 10, 9 a.m. to noon.; Full Moon Mountain Biking along the Santa Fe Trail on Thurs., July 13, 8-10 p.m. and Sat., Aug. 19, 8-10 p.m.

Hike and walks in El Paso County Parks. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6387, or call 520-6745 if at Fountain Creek. Bear Creek Bird Walk on Sat., June 10, 8-9 a.m. Wildflowers: Plains to Peak, a slide lecture and hike, at Fountain Creek on Sat., June 10, 9-11:30 a.m. Twilight Hike at Fountain Creek Park on Fri., June, 16, 7-9 p.m. Sunset to Full Moon Hike along the Santa Fe Regional Trail on Fri., June 16, 7:45-9:45 p.m. Steel Ranch Hike on Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to noon

Wildlife and nature lectures at the Fountain Creek Nature Center: Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. "Rattlesnakes Alive" on Sun., June 11, 1-3:30 p.m.; "Camping for Families" on Sat., June 17, 10-11:30 a.m. "Tarantulas Close Up" on Sun., June 18, 1-4 p.m.;

A Big Day for Bugs includes butterfly counts and slide shows, sweep net activities, puppet shows and more, at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Free, but reservations required; call 520-6745. Sat., July 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


Spectator Sports

Colorado Springs Ascent Soccer at Sandcreek Stadium, at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard. $3-$5, league games. $5-$7, special exhibition or cup games. Against the Boulder Nova: Sat., June 24, 2 p.m.

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium at Barnes Road and Powers Boulevard, 591-SOXX (7699) Against the Omaha Golden Spikes: Thurs., June 8, 12:35 p.m. Against the Nashville Sounds: Fri., June 9, 7:05 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., June 10-11, 1:35 p.m.; Mon., June 12, 7:05 p.m.

Broadmoor Open, an ice skating competition featuring over 700 skaters from all over the U.S., at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 576-2626. Free to the general public. Through Sun., June 11, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

USET Benefit Horse Show at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Thurs.-Sun., June 15-18.

Radisson Indy 200 featuring Indy Racing League, MCI WorldCom USAC Midget Series, and US F2000 Series, at the Pikes Peak International Raceway, Fountain. $5-$40, family packages available; call 382-7223 or 888/306-RACE. Fri.-Sun., June 16-18.

Basketball Congress International's National Tournament featuring the top youth teams from all over the country, with such alma maters as Charles Barkley, Shaquille O'Neal, Karl Malone, and WNBA stars Lisa Leslie, Angela Aycock and Niesa Johnson, at the U.S. Air Force Academy's Clune Arena. Girls' tournament (for ages 14 to 18) on July 16-20. Boys' tournament (for ages 14 to 18) on July 24-29. Admission: $5/day. Call 333-2116 for more.


Special Events

Ninth annual American Heart Walk Festival to heighten awareness of heart disease and stroke sponsored by the Pikes Peak Division of the American Heart Association. Leashed pets welcome on this three-mile walk. To register, call 635-7688. Check-in: 7 a.m. Walk: 8 a.m. Sat., June 10.

The Event! 2000: A '50s Homecoming, the third annual fundraiser hosted by Community Health to benefit the medically underserved of the Pikes Peak Region, featuring a '50s musical performed by individuals in the local medical and dental communities, at the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. Matinee show at 2:30, with a carnival at 3:30 p.m.; $10-$25. Evening show at 8 p.m. preceeded by a carnival and dinner at 6 p.m.; $50. For reservations, call 630-6440 Ext. 6253. Sat., June 10.

Pacific Hearts and Island Pride Luau, serving Chicken Kelaguen, Kalua Pork, Lumpia, Lomi Salmon, Red Rice, Teriyaki Chicken and much more, at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 26, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. Cocktails at 5:30 p.m., dinner at 6:30, and show at 7:30. Adults $18-$20; kids 4-12, $8.50-$10.50, seniors $15. Sandy at 573-1830 or Carmen, 574-8469.

Future of Religion Lecture Series sponsored by Springs 2000 Religion Sector Committee and the Pikes Peak Library District. Next lecture by Vern Barnet, director of the World Faiths Center for Religious Experience and Study, at the East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., on Sun., June 11, 2-4 p.m.

Pet ID Microchip Clinic at the Briargate Safeway, 7655 N. Union Blvd. Veterinarians will be on hand to explain the implant process, which allows pets to be identified through a national database if ever lost. Microchips will be offered for a discount price of $30. Sun., June 11, 2-5 p.m.

Third annual Old West Festival and Rocky Mountain Shootout, a benefit for the Candlelighters of Southern Colorado, at Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Features Sons of the San Joaquin on Saturday at 7 p.m. Features Don Edwards and Waddie Mitchell on Sunday at 2:30 p.m. Also features storytelling; exhibits by Western artists, craftsmen and jewelers; and performances by living history troops. One-day: $12.50. Two-day, $20. Children under 12, free. Ticket information line: 277-6618. Sat., June 10, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sun., June 11, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Teller County Master Gardeners Plant Sale at the Citywide Garage Sale at the Woodland Park High School. Sat., June 10, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Stop the Violence with Words and Music, presented by the Community Mentor Center and Big Back Yard. Features local bands Big Back Yard, Myzar, Mango fan Django, The Kenny Penny Trio and Dave Arvizu playing and community agencies on site to provide information on services. Call CMC for more at 444-5415. Sat., June 10, noon to 6 p.m.

22st annual SpringSpree, a free community festival featuring seven entertainment stages, hundreds of arts and crafts vendors, and lots of food and drink, in downtown Colorado Springs. Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

13th annual ProRodeo Hall of Fame Golf Invitational at Kissing Camels Golf Club. Fri., June 16. Call 528-4763 for more information.

Social Dances every Friday night at World of Dance, 2501 W. Colorado Ave., from 8-10 p.m. For all skill levels. Free, 578-0249. Next dance: Fri., June 9.


Youth and Family Events

Sack Lunch Serenade, a free lunch-time Mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ concert by Bob Lillie and Tom O'Boyle, at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 578-6652. Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m On June 15: take a tour of the organ chambers and see what makes it play.

Life and Breath Cup, a new statewide tournament for children ages 8 to 12 with asthma presented by the American Lung Association. Includes soccer skills training and asthma management workshops in the morning, and mini-tournament in the afternoon, in Denver. $15; call 800/LUNG-USA. Sat., June 10, 9 a.m.

Everybody's Doin' It Young Adult Reading Program presented by the Pikes Peak Library District. Kids age 11-18 can win prizes by reading books. Free, 531-6333 ext. 1403 or ext. 2403. June 10 through Aug. 5.

Bonkers for Books, a read-aloud program for early elementary age children at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Every Sunday, 12:30-1 p.m. Beginning June 11.

Sixth annual Mining Families Reunion and Picnic at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Join mining families as they share their mining heritage. Sun., June 25.

Mary Bahr Fritts signing and discussing If Nathan Were Here, a children's book on grief, at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., June 25, 1 p.m.

14th annual Pikes Peak Antique Machinery Days offering one of the state's largest displays of antique engines, tractors and cars, at the Western Museum of Mining and Industry, 1025 North Gate Road, 488-0880. Tractor pull competitions on Sat. and Sun. at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. $3-$6. Free to children under 5 and museum members. Fri.-Sat., June 9-10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., June 11, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Peter Himmelman with DeVotchKa at Boulder Theater, Boulder. All ages. $15.75, 303/786-7030. Sun., June 11, 6 p.m.

Telluride on the Rocks featuring Jackson Brown, Bela Fleck, Bruce Hornsby and Susan Tedeschi, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Denver. $37.50-$47.50, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 5:30 p.m.

Silverton Jubilee Folk Music Festival in Silverton featuring Robin and Linda Williams, Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks, Tony Furtado, Tish Hinojosa, Patti Larkin and more. 970/387-5737. Sat.-Sun., June 24-25.

RockyGrass, the Rocky Mountain Bluegrass Festival, in Lyons, CO. Featuring the Ricky Skaggs & Kentucky Thunder, Doc Watson, David Grisman, Nashville Bluegrass Band, Blue Highway, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, John Hartford String Band, among many others. 800/624-2422. One day passes: $35-$40. Three-day pass: $90. July 28-30.

2000 Colorado State Fair in Pueblo Sat., Aug. 19, through Mon., Sept. 4. Offering standard and premium seating. Aug 19: '60s Reunion, $6-$10. Aug. 20: 38 Special, $6-$10. Aug. 21: Pat Benetar, $6-$10. Aug. 22: Statler Brothers. Aug. 24: Mark Chesnutt, $6-$10. Aug. 25: Dwight Yoakam, $16-$20. Aug. 26 in Grandstand: Clay Walker, $12-$16. Aug. 27: Wayne Newton, $16-$20. Aug. 28: Goo Goo Dolls with Tonic, $20. Aug. 29: Styx, $16-$20. Aug. 30:Suzy Bogguss, Billy Dean & John Berry, $6-$10. Aug. 31: Carrot Top, $6-$10. Sept. 1: Sawyer Brown, $6-$10. Sept. 2 in Grandstand: Chris LeDoux, $12-$16. Sept. 2: David Lee Garza & Lee Perez, $10-$14. Sept. 4: Lonestar, $16-$20.

Classical & jazz music

Janus Jazz Aspen at Snowmass featuring Diana Krall and the Lincoln Center Orchestra, Natalie Cole and Orchestra and Wynton Marsalis. $28-$75, 520-9090. June 15-18.

Dee Dee Bridgewater at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 17.

2000 Telluride Jazz Celebration, 888-827-8081. Features Orchesta L Mocerna Tradicion and The Dirty Dozen on Friday. Herbie Mann and Jasil Brazz, Ernie Watts Quintet, Stefon Harris Quartet, and more on Saturday. Bobby Watson & Horizon, Cyrus Chesnut Trio, Rebecca Parris Quintet, and more on Sunday. One-day pass: $30-$45. Three-day pass: $100-$155. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 4-6. www.telluridejazz.com

Montreaux Jazz Festival featuring Al Jarreau, Roberta Flack, David Sanborn, Joe Sample and George Duke at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. On sale June 3, noon. $ TBA, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 29.

rock, pop & blues

Lou Reed with Victoria Williams at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $49-$59, 520-9090. Sat., June 10, 8 p.m.

Ray Charles at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $42-$54, 520-9090. Tues., June 13, 7:30 p.m.

Burt Bacharach at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$40, 520-9090. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

The Samples at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 16, 9 p.m.

Chris Duarte at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sat., June 17, 9 p.m.

Kool Koncert 2000 featuring Jerry Lee Lewis, Jefferson Airplane's "Volunteers," Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, and Lovin' Spoonful, at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $ TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 17.

Natalie Cole & Orchestra at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $39-$69, 520-9090. Sun., June 18, 7:30 p.m.

DMC Technics 2000 Turntable Battles with Rob Smith, ShortKut, The Rock Steady Crew, Crazy Legs and Skratch at The Boulder Theater, Boulder. $TBA, 303/786-7030. All ages. Sun., June 18, 9 p.m.

NSYNC with Sisqo and Pink at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $39.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Tues., June 20, 7:30 p.m.

Steely Dan at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $31-$44.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 21, 7:30 p.m.

Sunny Day Real Estate at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Fri., June 23, 9 p.m.

A Morning with Groove Collective (after Sunny Day Real Estate's June 23 show) at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399 All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 2 a.m.

Del tha funky homosapien with BlackaliciousB at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. All-ages show. Sat., June 24, 7 p.m.

Widespread Panic in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $33.25, 520-9090. Fri.-Sun., June 23-25.

Nina Simone in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. $39.50-$75, 520-9090. Mon., June 26, 8 p.m.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Eric Carmen from the Rasberries, Jack Bruce from Cream, Simon Kirk from Bad Company, Dave Edmunds from Rockpile, Mark Rivera of Billy Joel's Band, in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $ TBA, 520-9090. June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Yes with Kansas at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $39.50, 520-9090. Wed., June 28, 8 p.m.

Blink-182 with Bad Religion at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., June 29, 7 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident with Bunny Wailer & The Solomonic Reggaestra in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $30-$35, 520-9090. Fri., June 30, 6 p.m.

Hugh Masekela at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Fri., June 30, 9 p.m.

The Allman Brothers in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $37.50-$40.15, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 7 p.m.

Roger Waters at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $28-$53, 520-9090. Mon., July 3, 8 p.m.

Blues Traveler in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 4, 6 p.m.

Motley Crue with Megadeth and Anthrax in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32-$42, 520-9090. Thurs., July 6, 7:30 p.m.

Don Henley in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $48.50-$58.50, 520-9090. Fri., July 7, 8 p.m.

KYGO's 20th anniversary bash featuring Kenny Rogers, Keith Urban, Steve Holy, Rascal Flatts and Sons of the Desert at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $25-$46, 520-9090. Sat., July 8, 4:30 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$30, 520-9090. Sat., July 8.

Indigo Girls in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $27.50-$34.50, 520-9090. Sun., July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Ekoostik Hookah at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $8.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., July 12, 9 p.m.

Metallica with Korn, Kid Rock, Powerman 5000 and System of a Down, at Mile High Stadium, Denver. Wed., July 12, 4 p.m.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park featuring: On Sat., July 15: Natalie Merchant, Glen Phillips, Shawn Mullins, Wilco and Medeski, Martin and Wood. On Sun., July 16: Barenaked Ladies, Tara MacLean, Guster, Keb' Mo' and Kenny Wayne Shepherd. $40, one-day pass. $70, two-day pass. Call 520-9090.

No Doubt with Lit and Black Eyed Peas in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $25-$27.50, 520-9090. Sat., July 15, 6:30 p.m.

Paula Cole at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Sun., July 16, 8 p.m.

Diana Ross and the Supremes at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$125, 520-9090. Fri., July 21, 8 p.m.

Ozomatli at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $19, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Mon., July 24, 9 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals and Ozomatli at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., July 25, 6 p.m.

Britney Spears in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $47.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Earl Keen at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Wed., Aug. 2, 8 p.m.

Femi Kuti at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $23.50, 303/443-3399. Over-21 show. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Tony Bennett and Diana Krall at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $16-$76, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 8, 8 p.m.

Earth, Wind and Fire in Red Rocks Amphitheatre, Morrison. $32.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 9, 7:30 p.m.

KISS on their "Farewell Tour" with Ted Nugent and Skid Row at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $33.50-$91, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

B.B. King Blues Festival with Buddy Guy, Susan Tedeschi, Groove Hawgs and Tommy Castro at Fiddler's Green Amphitheater, Englewood. $26-$51, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 15, 8 p.m.

theater

The Blue Room, by David Hare, at the Theatre On Broadway, Denver. $10-$18, 303/860-9360.

The Civil War, a musical by Frank Wildhorn, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $15-$55. June 13-25.

Cabaret, the thoroughly adult winner of four 1998 Tony Award in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. July 11-30.

The Scarlet Pimpernel, the absurdist comedy which follows the dashing English aristocrat, Pimpernel, in the Buell Theatre at the Denver Performing Arts Complex, Denver. 800/641-1222, $ TBA. Dec. 12-31.

42nd Street by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $31-$42, 800/448-5501. Through July 30.

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