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Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Featuring Oils by Daniel Breckenridge, through July 22. Also, Acoustic Comic Mural by Greg Freeland, ongoing.

Arati Artists Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sun., 12-4 p.m. 636-1901. www.aratiartists.com. Featuring Summertime, watercolors and oils by Catherine Volan, through July.

Artazia Gallery & Frames, 2521 W. Colorado Ave., 477-0632. Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday noon to 5 p.m. Featuring over 30 local artists including Bear, Marica Hefti, Rick Bainbridge, Lee Manning, Carol Ettinger, Irma Bracken, Janice E. Hill and Bill Crowley.

Bella Art and Frame, 1752 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 487-7691. Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Explorations in Color, new watercolors by Maria Paca and Barbara Rotzoll, through Sept. 15.

Bentley's Coffeehouse, 6840 N. Academy Blvd., 268-0830. Featuring A Broad Abroad, images from trips to France, Peru and Ireland, by Carol Ettenger.

Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 329-1574. Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sundays, noon to 3 p.m. Appointments available. Featuring The Rubber Stamp Show, a tribute to Edwin Golik Golikoff, through July 8.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Dysfunctional, a national juried ceramics exhibition, through July 14.

Cascabels Mexican Restaurant, 4935-B Centennial Blvd., 599-9248. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Bliss Fest, photography by Michael Bliss. Through July.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring current works by Randall May, through June. Also, metal sculpture by Santiago Fontanova and Edie Nelson, ongoing. Salute to the Armed Services, works by 100 artists, July 1-31. Reception with food and live music: Fri.-Sun.,July 27-29 5-8 p.m.

Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 Drennen Rd., 550-1900. Featuring works by Wallace Conway, Nadine Partridge, Jude Silva and Table Rock Trading Co., plus children's art from the Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration and Harrison School District, through June.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $2-$4. Free to members and free to all on Saturdays. Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., 1-5 p.m. Daily docent tours at 10:30 a.m. Past and Present Tents: Designing for the Out of Doors, through Sept. 2. The American Rockies: Photographs by Gus Foster, through Sept. 2. From Roots to Soaring Visions, Eric and Mary Ann Bransby, through Sept. 2.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Quiltasia, quilt art by Ginger Muoz, Patty Joy and inviational quilters, through July 24. Opening reception: Fri., June 29, 6-8 p.m.

Craftwood Inn, 404 El Paso Blvd., Manitou Springs, 685-9000. Featuring Catch & Release, prints by Ramona Lapsely, through July 5.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring tribal mixed-media works by Magdalina and Mike Palmer. Also, an exhibition by the Lone Feather Council. Through June 30.

El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre, 471-0106. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tues.-Sat., 5:30-9 p.m. Featuring watercolors by local artist Karen Standridge, through Aug.

Fiber Art Gallery and Weaving Studios, 118.5 E. Cheyenne Road, 634-3823. Thurs.-Fri., 2-6 p.m. Sat., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments available. Features work by Brenda Cameron, Judy Ditmore and Rebecca Yaffe.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (closed Tues. and Wed. thru May 25). Featuring works by Nita Ball, Carl Bandy, Junco Brackin, Sharon Cupit, Dena and Patty de Benedet, Sushe Felix, Mick Gill, Deb Hager, Casey Hankin, Darlene Hardie, Emma Hutchens, Lynn Lemmon-Oliver, Michelle Loftis, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Pearl Sanchez, Donna and Claire Stier, Clyde Tullis, and Deborah Yarra.

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. Society of Layerists in Multimedia show, through Aug. 3.

Gallery of the Southwest, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo. Open by appointment, 719/542-3917. Featuring new work by potter Mary Lavey.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring Navajo jewelry by Allison Lee Snowhawk and Ray Tracey. Opening reception: Sat., June 30, 1-5 p.m.

LIW Cargo, 713 Manitou Ave., 685-0452. Featuring A Touch of Nature, pastels, pen and ink by Susabette Meister, through July.

Los Robles Nursery and LoRo Caf, 917 W. Costilla, 636-3258. Featuring Coulers, Luminist oil paintings by Bill Duryea. Also, Spring Visions, bronze and terra cotta sculpture by Marica Hefti on the nursery grounds.

Mountain Shadows Restaurant, 2223 W. Colorado Ave., 633-2122. Open daily, 7a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Colorado mountain paintings by Linda Lloyd Thomas, through August.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring exhibitions by the Lone Feather Council and the African American Genealogical Society, through June 30.

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 An Exquisite Corpse, eight local artists' take on the surrealist chain game of the same name, through June 28.

Pueblo Art Guild Gallery, 1500 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. 719/543-2455. Open 1-5 p..m. daily except Mondays and Fridays. Featuring color and black & white photographs by Mark B. Waldron and Jim Hanks, through July 26.

The Prep Kitchen, 1005 West Colorado Ave., 329-1988. Mon.-Fri., 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Featuring the work of painter, sculptor and portraitist Marica Hefti.

River Rock Gallery, 16 Colbrunn Court, north of Colorado Ave. between 24th and 25th Streets. Wed.-Sat., 10:30 to 5 p.m. Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring painting, jewelry, ceramics and sculpture by over 30 artists.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/543-0130. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Summer exhibition theme: Customized & Converted: The Art of the Automobile. Featuring Low 'N' Slow: The Art of the Low Rider, in Hoag Gallery, through Aug. 11. Resurrected: The VW Series, in the Regional Gallery, through Aug. 18. Speedster Bodies: Celebrating the Hot Rod, through Aug. 4. Full Service: A Closer Look at the Filling Station, in the 3rd floor Foyer Gallery, hrough Aug. 18. Car Toons: The Art of Automobile Cartooning, in the 2nd floor Foyer Gallery, through Aug. 18. Converted: Art Inspired by Car Culture, in the White Gallery, through Aug. 25.

Sencha, 331 S. Nevada Ave., 632-8287. Mon.-Thurs., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Fri-Sat., 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Featuring metal sculpture by Edie Nelson at the outdoor cafe, through July 8.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring A Question of Light, paintings by Leigh Ann Boy. Also, Palmer Lake Art Group Spring Exhibition and charcoal works by Terry Brown, through June 29.

Tyler & Lacy Fine Art Downtown, 326 E. Colorado Ave., 329-0035. Featuring works by local artists Perri Tyler and Tish Lacy Reed.

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 American Athletes, sports photography by Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low, until August.

Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Featuring Celebrating the American Way, watercolors by Gary Ekland, through Aug. 2.

Velez Gallery Ltd; 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring indigenous art of the Americas and carvings by the Zuni fetish carvings.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring photography by Charles "Stretch" Ledford. Runs indefinitely.

art events and programs

Memories in the Making Art Auction, featuring art by Colorado Springs residents who have Alzheimer's Disease. Proceeds benefit the Alzheimer's Association. At the Cliff House, 306 Cañon Ave., Manitou. $75 per person. Thurs., June 28, 6-9 p.m.

First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. On July 5: the Dave Innis Quartet and a presentation by local artist Tom McElroy.

Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, hosting contra dances with live music and callers on the first and third Saturday of each month at Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute (unless otherwise noted). Dances may also include square, circle, couple and mixers. No experience or partner needed; wear comfortable shoes. Smoke and alcohol free environment. $3-$6, 520-9377. On July 7: Mel, Nick Neal with the Beedles. On July 21: Bernie Chalk with Cider Mill. On Aug. 18: Rick Smith with Buster Squirt.

26th annual Labor Day Arts and Crafts Festival, a juried fine arts festival by roughly 100 regional and local artists and craftspeople hosted by the Commonwheel Artists Co-Op in Manitou Springs' Memorial Park. Includes live music, entertainment, dancers and activities for children. Free. Call 577-7700 for more. Sat.-Mon., Sept. 1-3, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Bemis Art Academy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., announcing enrollment for adult and youth summer classes in sculpture, painting, pottery, drawing, beadwork, papermaking and many more subjects. Call 475-2444 for information or to receive class schedule.

Open Studio at Cottonwood Art Academy, 14 S. 28th St. in any medium. $5 per session, 520-1899. Portraits: Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. Figure: Thursdays, 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon.

McTeggart School of Irish Dance holding classes in the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. Thursdays, 5-6:30 p.m. Call 303/696-1266 for more.

Art workshops at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. "Figure drawing," Wednesday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. "Figure painting," Friday mornings, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call for fee and materials information.

call for entries

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts accepting submissions for its October 2001 railroad art show. All media welcome. Work will be on display at Railroad Day on Oct. 6. Call 481-0475 for more.

Western Heritage Art Competition sponsored by the Pikes Peak Range Riders Foundation. This year's theme is "Life of the American Cowboy". For guidelines, call Jon Schultz, 685-9348. Deadline: June 30.

Commonwheel Artist's Co-op announces a shop opening for a jewelry artist. Accomplished artists should submit work to be juried by Mon., July 9, 4 p.m. For applications call 685-1008 or visit the shop at 102 Cañon Ave. in Manitou Springs.

Colorado Council on the Arts accepting applications for two new commissions for the Colorado Art in Public Places program. Guidelines and application info availble at www.coloarts.state.co.us or by sending a 9" x 12" self-addressed envelope stamped with $1.18 postage to: AIPP Application Request, Colorado Council on the Arts, 750 Pennsylvania St., Denver, CO, 80203. Submission deadline: July 11.

Pikes Peak Library District Art Evaluation Committee seeks entries for wall exhibits for the East and Penrose Libraries. Bring five representative pieces of the meeting room of Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade, between 10 a.m. and noon, Fri., July 27. Pick up art between 5-5:30 p.m. Details, 531-6333 ext. 1202.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for Sketch an Etch etching show. Etching of all kinds welcome, innovative and experimental work encouraged. Juried. Call 481-0475. Deadline: July 27.

98.1 KKFM SUMMERJAM/Chili Cook-Off seeking craft and retail vendors for the Aug. 4 festival at the Air Force Academy Falcon Staduim. Annual attendance of 7,500-8,500. Features performances by Molly Hatchet, Tiny Barge, Firefall, and Badfinger. Applications, 477-1802.

Luna, a renovated schoolhouse/studio space in San Acacio, CO, in the San Luis Valley, now accepting applications for Artists in Residency. There are four 1,000 ft. studios with a communal kitchen, bathroom and laundry on site. Programs available in studio arts, welding, ceramics, raku, music, dance, writing and more. Details, call Dr. James M. Owes, 303/293-2850.


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announcements

Miss Colorado and Miss Teen Colorado USA accepting applications for young Colorado ladies ages 14-18 and 18-26 to compete for the title and awards and scholarships. Details, 888/894-3736. Pageant will be held in Denver, Oct. 27-28.

Donations accepted for the Ellicott tornado victims, by the Salvation Army. Drop off food, clothing and furniture at 501 S. Weber, or in the trailers at the Safeway at Circle and Galley or behind the store at 103 N. Circle. Large donations may be picked up by calling 473-6161 ext. 112. Send cash donations to: Ellicott Tornado Victims, the Salvation Army Disaster Fund, P.O. Box 9947, Colorado Springs, CO 80932.

Governor's Summer Job Hunt helps connect teens ages 16-21 with summer jobs. Register at the Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. For details call 667-3775.

PrideFest organizers seeking entertainment for this year's PrideFest, Sun., Aug. 5, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Acacia Park. Please send tapes to PrideFest 2001, P.O. Box 607, Colorado Springs, 80901. Also holding a poster contest for the event with a Mardi Gras theme. Call 471-4429 for more.

clubs & organizations

Pikes Peak Digital Imaging Society monthly meeting featuring a scavenger hunt. Get your topics at the meeting and then collect 12 topical images by June 30. Meeting at Elope, 775 N. Murray, in front of UPS. Details: imagesociety@aol.com. Thurs., June 28, 6:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from 5-9 p.m. at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting: July 3.

Sierra Singles Group inviting single Coloradans of all ages to meet new friends while hiking, biking, camping, learning and exploring Colorado's natural beauty. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Sierra Club. For details or to sign up for an outing, call Jeanne Peters, 226-1552. On Sun., July 8, 9 a.m. to noon: Pikes Peak Catamount Reservoir Bike Ride. $3 toll fee.

Colorado Fellowship of Astrologers meeting on the second Friday of each month from 7-9:30 p.m. at 3375 S. Dahlia St., Denver. $5, Timothy Johnson, 303/772-2392. Next meeting: July 13.

Pikes Peak Green Party, espousing ecological wisdom, social justice, grassroots democracy, nonviolence, respect for diversity and future focus in politics meeting on the third Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Center, 29 S. Institute. Details, 210-5144. Next meeting: July 17.

Colorado Springs Mineralogical Society featuring many satellite groups for those interested in mineralogy and using precious stones in jewelry, such as Crystals, Fossils, Faceting, lapidary, Micromount, Camera Club and Pebble Pups. General meeting held on the third Thursday each month except August and January, at 7:30 p.m. at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free. For details call Ray Thompson, 683-26030or Belinda Hall, 574-5319.

Adoption Alliance holding information meetings about traditional infant, special needs and international adoptions at 30 E. Rio Grande St. on the first Wednesday of the month at 9 a.m. and the third Wednesday at 7 p.m. RSVP to 636-9140 or

torypearl@aol.com. Next meeting: July 18.

Libertarian Party of El Paso County, an affiliate of the national Libertarian Party, meeting on the last Wednesday of each month at the All Souls Susan B. Anthony Annex Building, 731 N. Cascade Ave. Informal discussion group meeting every Tuesday night at Wooglin's Deli, SE corner of Tejon and Cache la Poudre. Details, 596-6799. Next formal meeting: July 25.

Life Group, for people who want community and to study God's word. Meets Tuesday nights from 6:45-8:30 p.m. Currently studying Romans. Location varies. Leave message, 531-7274.

Volkswagens of Southern Colorado seeking people interested in joining an Air and Water-cooled VW club. Send email to scvwclub@hotmail.com.

Forums & discussions

Restorative Justice: Repairing Harm, Reducing Risk and Building Communities, a national satellite videoconference at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Pre-register to reserve a seat and snack lunch. Call Bill Groom, 444-8644. Thurs., June 28, 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

health & healing

Outdoor Adventure Challenge for brain injury survivors, sponsored by the Brain Injury Association of Colorado at the Lions Camp in Woodland Park. Features hiking, swimming, horseback riding, ropes course and fireworks on July 4. Buddies will be provided and volunteers are still needed. $550, BIAC members are eligible for scholarships. Call Denise at 970/353-1546. July 1-6.

Peripherial Neuropathy Support Group meeting the first Thursday of the month in the Multi Use room at View Pointe Apartments, 555 S. Rockrimmon Blvd. Details: June Jordon, 532-0840 or the Lumpkins, 633-7651. Next meeting: July 5.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Mon., July 16, 7 p.m.: Aromatherapy. On Sat., July 21, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.: Coming of Age workshop for Mothers and Daughters. On Thurs.-Fri., July 26-27, 6-9 p.m.: Mastering Massage for couples.

Adult Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder Group meeting at Easter Seals, 225 S. Academy Blvd., Suite 104. Free, 636-0009. Caretakers, patients and loved ones welcome to attend. Wed., June 20, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Family Caregiver Support Group for caregivers of dementia patients provided by the Alzheimer's Association. On the second Tuesday of each month, 1:30-3 p.m., at Luther Hall in the First Lutheran Church, 1524 N. Tejon. 266-8773. On the first Wednesday of each month, 1:30-2:30 p.m., at Marriott Brighton Gardens, 1685 S. 21 St. Relief of care available, 266-8773.

Healing School taught by James and Gail Lisi at the Holiday Inn Garden of the Gods, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. Saturday mornings, 10 a.m. For details, call 719/266-8020.

Esoteric Meditation Group meeting Tuesday evenings in Manitou Springs at 7:45 p.m. Free, 685-4263 or

www.hlngrvr.com.

Stretching classes with Bill Curington at Motion Studies, 3020 W. Colorado Ave. Mondays and Fridays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Stretch and strengthen to music. $5 per class, $25 per month. Bill, 554-9257 or 390-3856.

senior programs & activities

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Fri., June 29, 10-11 a.m. Fire and Fall Safety.

Senior Prom 2001: An Out of This World Party featuring live music by the Vern Rice Orchestra at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Evening attire welcome but space suits not required. Free. Registration, 385-5933. Fri., June 29, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Classes at PILLAR (Peak Institute of Living, Learning and Rejuvenation), Inn Garden Plaza, 2520 International Circle. Fees vary. Registration recommended, 633-4991. Featuring UFOs on Thurs., July 12, 9:30-11:59 a.m. Where Are the Springs in Colorado Springs? On Mon., July 16, 9-11:59 a.m. The Springs of Manitou, a Walk on Mon., July 23, 8-11:59 a.m.

Young at Art, a monthly program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. RSVPs suggested, 634-5581. $4-$7, includes refreshments and live music. On Wed., July 25, 1-3 p.m., "The Art of Garnishing" with local chef Jamie Frank.

The 2001 Yellow Book, a directory of over 600 senior services in El Paso, Teller and Park counties, is available at public libraries, senior centers, and the Senior Information and Assistance Center at 15 S. 7th St. Call 471-2096 for more.

Adults with Aging Parents Group for those dealing with issues of an aging parent of friend. On the fourth Monday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m., at Penrose Hospital Cancer Conference Room A, 2215 N. Cascade Ave. On the second Tuesday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m., at the Monument/Woodmoor Fire Department, 1855 Woodmoor Dr. Details, 266-8773.

Legal and business services at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. 385-5933. Free unless otherwise noted. Notary Public Service: Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. 5 p.m. $1 suggested donation. Legal counseling: 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of each month, 2-4 p.m. Appointments required. Career/Job Search Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lynn Dyatt, 578-5444. Health Insurance Counseling: Make appointments by calling Lisa Hietela, 635-4861. Real Estate Q & A: 3rd Wednesday of each month, 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Ageless Adult Classes at the Arvada Center, Denver. Featuring courses in music, visual arts, ceramics, humanities and dance. Times and fees vary. For details, call 303/431-3939 or visit.

The Fountain Valley Senior Center offers classes in art, health education, money management and more, as well as clubs, field trips and special events for all interests. Transportation, meal planning and shopping assistance available. To find out about activities, call 520-6471.

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.

volunteer opportunities

Friends of the Peak seeking volunteers to help build the Ring the Peak Trail, which will circle the peak at elevations of 6 and 10,000 feet. Most of the 70 mile trail is completed; only some important links need to be built. Call 471-3145 to receive an information packet.

American Lung Association Asthma Camp seeking volunteer physicians, nurses, respitory therapist, EMTs, other medical professionals, counselors and activity leaders to help out during the week-long summer camp in Colorado for kids with asthma, at Glacier View Ranch in Ward, July 15-21. Request an application by calling 800/LUNG-USA.

Colorado Trail Foundation seeking volunteers to help maintain and build the 500-mile Denver-to-Durango trail. Volunteers work week-long or weekend shifts and camp out at night. Food provided. $40 registration helps defray food cost. Details, 303/384-3729, ext. 113.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking Community Event Representatives to staff booths at upcoming events for 3-4 hours per shift. Must have excellent communication skills. Call 531-6333 ext. 1251 for details. Also seeking teens to be summer reading buddies and reading club assistants. Commitment of one to two 45-min. sessions with your buddy required. Call 531-633 Ext. 1251.

Full Circle Alternatives, a safe and sober living environment in a home-like setting for women in early recovery from substance abuse needs volunteers for administrative, research, evaluation, house and activity aides. Open to women only; familiarity with 12-Step programs desirable. Email: FCVolunteers@bigfoot.com or call Tricia at 685-3401 or Pauline at 227-8688. Please leave name, phone number and address and information will be mailed to you.

Memorial Hospital seeking volunteers interested in learning more about health care and making a difference in the community to help in the business office, and interact with patients via reading out loud, visiting, and writing letters. Volunteers should commit for at least 6 months. Hours are very flexible. Call 365-5298.

Department of Wildlife seeking volunteers to help with a bats/inactive mines project. Training provided for teams (ages 18 or older) to monitor mine entrances for bat activity and recommend for gating. Call 303/291-7501 for more information.

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence is seeking professional and dedicated volunteers to work with victims of domestic violence. All training provided -- only qualification is that you must have kindness in your heart. Call Doreen at 633-1462 for information and applications.

The Children's Literacy Center seeks volunteers ages 16 or older (13-15 with special recommendations) to provide one-on-one tutoring in reading to first, second and third graders who need a little extra help to achieve success. Spend two hours per week for six weeks, training provided. Details, 471-8672.

Silver Key Senior Services seeking people to help drive local elderly persons to the grocery store, the bank, doctor, etc. Invest just four hours a week or month and don't pay a penny for your gas! Call Diane at 632-1521.

Out Volunteer (a project of the Pikes Peak Gay and Lesbian Community Center, and the Gay and Lesbian Fund for Colorado) seeking LGBT and Allied people to volunteer for community projects. Must enjoy volunteering for nonprofits and the community-at-large, and creating understanding, awareness, and positive visibility for the LGBT community. Call 471-4429 ext. 5 for details. (Leave Message)

Meals-on-Wheels seeking volunteers to help deliver hot meals to area elderly people for two hours each week. Call Diane at Silver Key Senior Services, 632-1521.

El Paso County Health Department seeking bilingual volunteer receptionists to make visits less stressful for Spanish-speaking clients. If you speak Spanish and enjoy working with a friendly team, call Karen Weber at 578-3278 or email

karenweber@elpasoco.com.

Pikes Peak Library District seeking volunteer Archives Photocopying Assistants, Circulation Assistants, Computer Class Schedulers, Shelvers and Bin Processors. Positions available at various branches. Call 531-6333, ext. 1251 for details.

American Cancer Society seeking volunteers to help with the Community Connection desk at the American Cancer Society offices, 1445 N. Union Blvd. Suite B100. Volunteers direct cancer patients and family members to community services and agencies providing assistance. Call 636-5101.

First Visitor seeking volunteers to visit expectant and new parents, help promote care-giving, good maternal and child health and to link families with other community resources. Full training and support provided. Call Nancy Barrows, 444-4504.

Head Start Preschool Program seeking volunteers to spend a few hours per week working one-on-one with children in the classroom or during evening child care. All ages welcome to apply, there is no minimum commitment of hours. Call 635-1536, ext. 233.

Pacific Intercultural Exchange seeks caring, responsible volunteers to work with teenage foreign exchange students. Teresa Knapp, 800/894-7633.

The Probation Victim Assistance Program seeks caring volunteers to assist in victim notifications, victims' rights education and the victim/offender mediation process. Call Stephanie, 329-7006.

Care and Share Food Bank seeking volunteers to help with promotions, graphic design, development, clerical work, food pickup and delivery, photography, special events help, research, data entry and warehouse work. Call Jordan Isreal, 528-1247.

www.careandshare.org .

Look Good ... Feel Better, a program of the American Cancer Society, seeking volunteer cosmetologists to consult with female cancer patients 1 to 2 hours per month. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.

The Wolf Rescue Center seeking volunteers for various tasks, from computer work to helping with daily tours. Call Darlene at 748-8683.


Film & Video

Movie Night at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside. Sodas a popcorn will be served. On Thurs., June 28, 8 p.m.: Episodes 9 and 10 of Queer as Folk.

Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center's Classic Film Series, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583. Tuesdays, 7:30 p.m. $3. July 10: Mr. Deeds Goes to Town. July 24: The Awful Truth. July 31: The Maltese Falcon. Aug. 7: The Shootist. Aug. 14: Rio Bravo. Aug. 21: Fort Apache. Aug. 28: Yellow Sky.

Great Literature Film Screening and Lecture Series. Discussions in Armstrong Hall room 348, screenings in Max Kade Theater on the Colorado College Campus. Tristiana: discussion on Tues., July 3, 6 p.m.; screening at 7 p.m. The Third Man: discussion on Tues., July 10, 6 p.m.; screening on Wed., July 11, 7 p.m. Christ Stopped at Eboli: discussion on Tues., July 17, 6 p.m. screening on Wed., July 18, 7 p.m.

@ the Movies, a film discussion group at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Bring VHS copies of your favorite movies cued to five minute clips. For this month's theme and details, 528-3952. Thurs., July 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m.

Run Lola Run at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Free, 268-9951. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.


Learning

Programs at Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, two miles south of Florissant on Teller County Road 1. Reservations required, 719/748-3253. Fees vary. On Sat., June 30, 9 a.m.: Discovering the Secrets of Colorado Wildflowers.

SAT Strategy Session presented by the Princeton Review. For high school sophomores, juniors or seniors. Two-day session. In Denver at 3525 S. Tamerac, Suite 360 and Boulder, 1121 S. Broadway, Suite G1. Free, 800/2-REVIEW. Sat., July 7, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and Tues., July 10, 10 a.m. to noon.

Travel Photo Workshop, a one-day, four-hour course on travel photography (for travelers), at the Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, on Saturday July 14, 2001, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. $79 + $10 materials fee. Registration: 719-685-1861. Other dates will be added if this date is filled. (Also at Sangre de Cristo Art Center, Pueblo on June 16, 2001. Registration: 719-543-0130.)

Rape Defense Classes for Women at UCCS, University Center Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Rape Aggression Defense is "women's only" self-defense and risk reduction program designed to teach realistic ways to protect yourself. $25, 262-3444. Thurs.-Fri., July 12-13, 5-9 p.m. and July 14, 1-5 p.m.

Urban Experience for Educators, a two-day workshop allowing educators to walk in the footsteps of the poor and homeless and forge connections between school and community, sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission. Call Esther Kisamore at 632-6189. Thurs.-Fri., July 19-20, or Mon.-Tues, July 30-31, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Lost on Everest: New Information on Mallory & Irvine, the World's Greatest Climbing Mystery, a slide show and talk with mountaineer Jake Norton at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $7-$10, 634-5581. Fri., July 20, 6 p.m.

West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., announcing enrollment for summer classes in art, dance, photography, health and wellness, early childhood, drama, cooking, sports, teen classes, field trips for kids and adults and much much more. Times, locations and fees vary. To receive summer brochure or for registration information, call 444-7340.

Classes with Thuben Shedrup Ling, Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture. Featuring Ven. Tenzin Sangpo, a Tibetan Monk from the Institute of Buddhist Dialects in Dharamsala, India, for the summer. For details and directions call 635-7804. At Ganden House: Commentary on Lama Tsongkhapa's Praise of Dependent Arising, every Monday night, 7 p.m. Shamatha meditation, followed by discussion, ever Saturday, 8 a.m. At Colorado College's Shove Chapel, Nevada and Yampa: Shakyamuni Buddha meditation, Wednesdays, 7 p.m.

Photography classes at Shewmaker's Camera Shop. Includes wedding, portrait, black & White, digital photography, Photo 101 and more. Visit

www.shewmakers.com for full schedule or call 636-1696.

Youth Community Gardening Project, a training program teaching leadership, community service and gardening skills, is seeking local teenagers between the ages of 13-18 to participate in the summer program. Teens will work plots in Bear Creek Regional Park, and will be asked to come up with a meaningful way to share their harvest. Call Kristin Cunningham at 632-3563.

Chamber University, presented by the Colorado Springs Chamber of Commerce, offering classes in starting a business, marketing, e-commerce, leadership, seminars, financial and retirement planning, gaining Department of Defense contracts and more. Locations, times and fees vary. Call 575-4325 for details.

Spring community Education Classes presented by School District 11. Registration open now for classes in foreign languages, dance, crafts, art, self-help and more. Locations, times and costs vary. Call 520-2384 for details.

Secular Home Schooling Support Group meeting at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Offering support to parents of home schooled children. For more information, call 637-8282.


Literary Events

Amy Irvine signing Making a Difference at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Mon., July 2, 5:30 p.m.

First Friday Fandom, a book discussion group for sci-fi fans, meeting on the first Friday of each month at 8 p.m. Free. Call for location information, 522-0484. On July 6, Strata by Terry Pratchett.

John Nichols signing Voice of the Butterfly at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

Conger Beasley Jr. and Barbara Sparks signing Spanish Peaks: Land and Legends at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Thurs., July 12, 5:30 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group meeting on the second Thursday of the month from 6:45-8:45 p.m. at the Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 Ext. 2321. On July 12: Oedipus the King, by Sophocles. On Aug. 9: social gahtering. On Sept. 13: On Dreams, by Freud. On Oct. 11: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. On Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

Poetry West Workshops, held the first Saturday of the month from 10 a.m. to noon, usually in the park mentioned or Colorado College's Worner Center. Call Sandra McNew at 632-4374 to confirm. Free. On Sat., July 7, 9:30 a.m. "Writing on Nature" with Beth Ann Bassein, Fountain Creek Regional Park. On Sat., July 14: Voices, Words and Wine with Lois Hayna, as part of the Fine Arts Center's Art and the Politics of Gender series.

Spiritual Gateways book discussion class meeting on the second Saturday of the month in the reading room at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. For information call Linda or Kery at 495-1096. Next meeting: July 14.

Round Robin on Relationships/Romance, a poetry event at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring a poetry reading my Lois Hayna, a point/counterpoint on "romance" and "relationships" with 14 local poets and an open mic. Free, 634-5581. Sat., July 14, 4-7 p.m.

Kirk Johnson signing To the Edge: Man, Death Valley and the Mystery of Endurance at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., July 15, 1 p.m.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the second Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On July 24: Plainsong, by Kent Haruf. On Aug. 28: Wait Till Next Year by Doris Goodwin. On Sept. 25: Galileo's Daughter, by Dava Sobel. On Oct. 23: Talking to High Monks in the Snow, by Lydia Minatoya. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.

Ann Daum signing The Prairie in Her Eyes at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., July 29, 1 p.m.

Kent Haruf signing Plainsong at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Sun., Aug. 5, 1 p.m.

Dorothy Leeds signing The 7 Powers of Questions at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St., 635-1195. Tue., Aug. 14, 5:30 p.m.

Call for fiction. No cost for electronic publishing. Send synopsis (500 words max non-returnable) with phone or e-mail address to, 4ufiction, P.O. Box 127, Morton, WA 98356 or go to www.4ufiction.com


Music

acoustic, folk & country

Bluegrass on the Run, featuring Black Rose, The Masseys and Rick Rodriguez in North Shooks Run Park, at the 600 block of Franklin St. Free but donations accepted to fund further concerts. Sat., June 30, 1-4 p.m.

The Wranglers performing a benefit concert for victims of the recent Ellicott tornado, at Fire Department #2 on Ellicott Highway. Free, donations accepted. Sat., June 30, 1 p.m.

Darryl Purpose at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $10, 268-9951. Fri., July 6, 8 p.m.

Summer Acoustic Showcase featuring the area's favorite acoustic artists at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Features four acts, every second Sunday of the month, 7-9 p.m. $2-$4, 278-8108. Next showcase: July 8.

####Karla Bonoff with Kenny Edwards at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, in the Black Forest Community Center, corner of Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $10-$15, 278-xxxxxxxxxxxxxx. Fri., July 6, 7:30 p.m.

Veronika String Quartet as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

Gary Alan at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $16-$20, 596-1212. Sat., July 7, 7:30 p.m.

WestFest, a two-day festival of western music and art on the Pioneer's Museum grounds. On Sat.: Michael Martin Murphy, Ricky Van Shelton, the Del McCoury Band, BR-549 and Pure Prairie League. On Sunday: John Berry, Suzy Boggus, Billy Dean, Jamie O'Neal, Junior Brown, Riders in the Sky and Red Steagall. Also performances each day by Hot Club of Cowtown, Dave Wilkie and Cowboy Celtic and Michael Martin Murphy. $28.50 per day or $40 for a two-day pass, 576-2626. Sat.-Sun., July 8-9.

Ellis Paul at a house concert sponsored by the Society for the Promotion of Live Music in Small Venues. $10. Reservations required, call Rob Gordon at 389-0719. Tues., July 17, 7 p.m.

Colcannon performing folk ballads from Ireland and Scotland in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Chris LeDoux at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 p.m.

Terri Clark at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 9 p.m.

The Kinleys at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 9 p.m.

Tracey Lawrence at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $6-$10, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 21, 9 p.m.

Randy Travis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 23, 8 p.m.

Brooks & Dunn at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20-$30, 719/566-0530. Fri., Aug. 24, 8 p.m.

John Michael Montgomery at the PRCA Rodeo at the Coors Grandstand, the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $12-$16, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 p.m.

Mel Tillis at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10-$14, 719/566-0530. Wed., Aug. 29, 8 p.m.

choral

Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble led by Debra Jenkins Teske in a cappella Renaissance polyphony in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Thurs., July 19, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Faculty Concerts, in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$15, 389-6607. For complete details, visit

www.coloradocollege.edu. On Sat., June 30 and Sun., July 1, 7:30 p.m.: Faculty Orchestra Concert conducted by Christopher Wilkins and featuring works by Ginastera, Mendelssohn and Beethoven. On Thurs., July 5, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Tansmen, Brahms and von Weber. On Mon., July 9, 7:30 p.m.: Works by Loeffler, Schnittke and Franck. On Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.: works by Bach, Mozart and Haydn conducted by Jos-Luis Garcia.

Colorado College Summer Music Festival Chamber Concerts in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. On Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.; Sun., July 1, 3 p.m.: conducted by Christopher Wilkins with pianist William Wolfram. On Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.: Conducted by Jos-Luis Garcia with Matthew Dine, Oboe and Frank Almond, violin.

Hornpipe, featuring trumpeter Jason Pettit and organist Jospeh Galema performing works by Bach, Handel, Plog and Mussorgsky with soprano Mee-Ae Cecilia Nam at the USAFA Protestant Cadet Chapel. Free, 333-3818. Sun., July 8, 4 p.m.

Andrzej Grabiec and Timothy Hester performing a chamber concert as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $6, 719/549-2126. Wed., July 11, 7:30 p.m.

The Little London Winds in Soda Springs Park, at the west end of Manitou Springs, every Monday at 7 p.m., with the exception of July 9. Through Aug. 13.

The Fountain Creek Brass Band in Soda Springs Park, at the west end of Manitou Springs, Thursdays at 7 p.m. July 12 and 26, Aug. 2, 16 and 30.

jazz & swing

2001 Jazz in the Parks, featuring free performances in various community parks every Wednesday until Sept. Details, 592-9541. On July 4, 5 p.m.: Pearl Street Jazz Band, Memorial Park. On July 11, 101st Army Jazz Bands, Antler's Park. On July 18, 6:30 p.m.: The Marv Smith Combo, Mountain Shadows Park. On July 25, 6:30 p.m.: The Changing Times Big Band with Laura Davis, Bear Creek Park. On Aug. 1, 6:30 p.m.: the Dave Innis Quartet, Antler's Park. On Aug. 8, 6:30, Springs City Jazz Band with Laura Davis. On Aug. 15, 6:30 p.m.: Dick Cunico's Little Big Band, Cottonwood Creek Park. On Aug. 22, 6:30 p.m.: Dave Rucker Trio, Mountain Shadows Park. On Aug. 29, rain date. On Sept. 5, 6:30 p.m.: USAF Falconaires, Antler's Park.

Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue performed by the Colorado Springs Symphony at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $11-$47, 520-SHOW. Thurs., June 28, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium with The Ken Miller Trio on the elegant Stewart House lawn, 1228 Wood Ave. $10-$5, 389-6607. Sun., July 29, 4 p.m.

Broadway at the Fest, with Douglas Webster, the Pueblo Symphony and the Colorado 2001 Music Fest Vocal Camp students in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $12, 719/549-2126. Sat., June 30, 7:30 p.m.

The Rippingtons and Dotsero at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $34.50, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 7, 7:30 p.m.

miscellaneous

Hugh Borde's Steel Drum Band outside on Colorado College's Armstrong Quad, just behind Armstrong Theater on the NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Tues., July 3, 8-10 p.m.

Music-at-Midday as part of the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, at 12:15 p.m. in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. Free, 389-6607. Mon.-Tues., July 2-3, Thurs.-Fri., July 5-6, and Mon.-Tues., July 9-10.

Fifth Annual New Music Symposium at Colorado College in Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. The Quattro Mani piano duo, the DaVinci Quartet, CC's Bowed Piano Ensemble, Paul Nagem, flute, Daryll Stevens, clarinet, Robert Patterson, horn, Peter Cooper and David Colson, percussion, and Victoria Clamp, soprano, will perform works by contemporary composers, including Samuel Adler, Ofer Ben-Amots, David Colson, David Crumb and Yuval Shak'ed. Composers' panel, 2 p.m.; concerts at 3 and 7:30 p.m. Sat., July 21. Also, Sun., July 21, 3 p.m. Free, 389-6607.

Opera

Scene Stealer, performances incorporating Broadway, costumes and more by the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium students In Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10 per act, 389-6607. Act I: grand opera, operetta and Broadway, Fri. Aug. 3, 7 p.m. Act II: compilation of staged, costumed scenes, Sun., Aug. 5, 3 p.m. Act III: Broadway and opera scenes, Wed., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

Tribute to the Great White Way, the Colorado College Vocal Arts Symposium performing works by Gershwin, Berlin, Kern and Porter. In Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $5-$10, 389-6607. Sun., Aug. 12, 3 p.m.

rock, pop & blues

John-Alex Mason & Gerry Hundt at the Smokebrush Cabaret, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $5 at the door. 444-0884. Fri., June 29, 8:30 p.m.

Our Lady Peace plus Shades Apart and Looks Like Me at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Sat., June 30, 8 p.m.

50's on the Fourth with Flash Cadillac and the Pueblo Symphony as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest. On Hasan Outdoor Stage, USC, Pueblo. Fireworks after the show. Taste of the Fest at 5:30 p.m. Free, 719/549-2126. Wed., July 4, 8:30 p.m.

Festival Fridays at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, Pueblo. Featuring live music, garden dining and spirits from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. $4-$5, 719/542-1211. On July 6: Wallace Cotton & the Royals. July 13: Tejano and Salsa with Poquito Maz. July 20: fusion jazz with Dotsero. July 27: Motown and soul with Al Tune and the Kool Kompany. Aug. 3: Tiny Barge & the Big Chill.

New Talent Showcase featuring Tobacco Road and the Red Hot Blues Catz Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Fri., July 6.

Blood, Sweat & Tears with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Sat., July 7, 6 p.m.

Altan at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $16-$19, 634-5583. All ages. Wed., July 25, 8 p.m. press kit

Erika Luckett performing a house concert. $8. For reservations call 477-0172. Sun., July 8, 6 p.m. Also at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Sad Star Cafe with Looks Like Me at the Underground, 110 N. Nevada Ave. $2-$4, 633-0590. Thurs., July 12, 9 p.m.

Katoorah Jane at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. Sat., July 14, 8 p.m.

Dan Fogelberg at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $30-$42.50, 520-SHOW. Sun., July 15, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Blues Fest International at United States Air Force Academy. Featuring Leon Russell, Bernard Allison, Savoy Brown & Kim Simmonds on Fri., July 13 ; Johnny Winter, James Cotton, Rikki Dee Hall & The VooDoo Hawks on Sat., July 14 ; Converse / Hornbuckle Band, Chicago Skinney & more on Sun., July 15, $ 23 per day or $40.25 for 3-day pass, 877-283-7741.

You Call That ART? At Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 20, 8 p.m.

Maggie Jack at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

Freddy Fender with Roberto Griego, at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 22, 3:30 p.m.

3 Doors Down with Seven Mary Three and Tantric at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa. $27.50, 578-6652 or 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

Altan at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $16-$19, 634-5583. All-ages. Wed., July 25, 8 p.m.

Herman's Hermits at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $20-$30, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Rubber Planet at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $5, 268-9951. Fri., July 27, 8 p.m.

Wendy Woo at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd. $7, 268-9951. Sat., July 28, 8 p.m.

Xiren playing Irish techno pop at Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Fri., Aug. 3, 8 p.m.

Starship with the Jennifer Lane Band at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. Sun., Aug. 5, 3:30 p.m.

Krisium with Immolation at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. Tues., Aug. 14, 7 p.m.

Blessed Union of Souls with Even & Jaron at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $10, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 p.m.

Bob Dylan at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 19, 8 p.m.

98 Degrees at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $20, 719/566-0530. Mon., Aug. 20, 8 p.m.

B.T.O. at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $35-$40, 800/965-4827. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m.

Styleistic Productions presents DJ BabyAnne, DJ Mea, Groovgurl and DJ Kerri at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $20, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 24, 9 p.m.

KC & The Sunshine Band at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sat., Aug. 25, 8 p.m.

Englebert Humperdink at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Sun., Aug. 26, 8 p.m.

The Beach Boys at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Tues., Aug. 28, 8 p.m.

Voices of Metal featuring Vince Neil, Ratt, Vixen and Slaughter at the Colorado State Fair, Pueblo. $16-$20, 719/566-0530. Thurs., Aug. 30, 8 p.m.

Loverboy at the Gold Rush Palladium Amphitheater, 209 E. Bennett, Cripple Creek. $25-$30, 800/965-4827. Sun., Sept. 2, 4 p.m.

music announcements

Colorado 2001 Music Fest Music Camps at the University of Southern Colorado, Pueblo. $125 per week or $175 with room and board. Call Vaughn Walker, 719/549-2126 for details. String Camp with the Veronika String Quartet, Andrzej Grabuec, Hing Zhu and Lu Deng, July 8-July 13. Piano camp with Timothy Hester, Kate Jlett, Dr. J. Michael Beck and James Duncan, July 8-July 13.

Submissions sought for the Colorado Drinkin' and Twangin' Compilation, a Big Bender Records recording featuring Colorado country, alt-country, bluegrass, hybrid-grass and twang-rock bands singing about drinking. Bands and songwriters can send their best tunes to Marty Jones, P.O. Box 13380, Denver, CO 80201. Deadline: June 30.

3rd annual John Denver Celebration has two open performance slots. Musicians, singers and bands welcome. Performances must be of five John Denver songs, with the possibility of performing original pieces during the following day's activities. Details, 719/942-9620.


Performances

Comedy

Loonees Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Featuring new performers every Thursday through Sunday. Comedy workshops on Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. Showtimes: Wed., Thurs., and Sun., 8 p.m. Fri.-Sat., 8 and 10:30 p.m. $5-$8, 591-0707. Beginning June 28: Derrick Cameron. July 3: Master Hypnotist Jac Ren. July 12: Milo Tremley aka James Lee Reeves. July 19: Keith Stubbs. July 26: Steve McGrew. Aug. 2: Lif Skyving. Aug. 9: Funny Man Thomas Brown. Aug. 16: John Wesley Austin. Aug. 23: Russ Nagel. Aug. 30: Doug Stanhope (X-Rated). Sept. 6: Dale Jones (Monkey Boy). Sept. 13: Monique. Sept. 20: Darryl Rhodes. Sept. 27: Don Barnhart.

Dance

Kim Robards Dance Intensive performance at Colorado College's Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Sat., July 7, 8 p.m.

Colorado College Alumni Dancer performing original works choreographed by Peggy Berg in Armstrong theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $2-$5, 389-6607. Fri.-Sat., July 13-14, 8 p.m.

Fifth annual Esther Geoffrey Young Dancers Scholarship Competition, open to ages 10-18 and focusing on jazz dance. At Ormao Dane Studion, 128 N. Nevada Ave. Details, 630-7434. Tues., July 31, 2 p.m.

River North Chicago Dance Company as part of the Colorado Springs Dance Theaer's Summer Festival, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Tickets: 520-7469. Wed., Aug. 1, 8 p.m.

Theater

The Hobbit presented by Pikes Peak Youth Theatre at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa. $6-$8, 578-6652. Fri.-Sat., June 28-29 and July 6-7, 7 p.m. Sun., July 1 and 8, 2 p.m.

Epiphany by John Lewis Carlino at the Tri-lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., June 29-30, 8 p.m.

The Power Plays: Elaine May's The Way of All Fish and Alan Arkin's Virtual Reality at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, $10, 481-0475. Sat., July 7, and Fri., Sat., July 13-14, 8 p.m.

Forever Plaid, a 1950s musical comedy at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Fri.-Sat., June 29-30 and July 6-7, 8 p.m.

All's Well That Ends Well, by UCCS TheaterWorks. In the big blue tent at UCCS, 1420 Austin bluffs Pkwy, Tuesdays through Sundays, July 6-25, 8 p.m. $16-$18 guarantees you a seat, free seating will be available on a first come first served basis, 262-3232. At the Penrose House, July 27-28. In Parker, CO at Salisbury Park, 9200 Motsenbocker Road, Aug. 2-4, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10, 303/805-3275. In Holyoke, CO, Aug. 10-12, 8 p.m., 970/854-3517.

I Do I Do at Castaways Dinner Play House, 103 Manitou Ave. Romantic musical version of The Four Poster. $30 includes dinner. Reservations, 685-3300. Fridays and Saturdays, beginning July 12.

Portrait of Choice by Chip MacEnulty, premiered at the Tri-lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., July 20-21 and 27-28, 8 p.m.

Ain't Misbehavin' by the Encore! Dinner Theater at their new location at 10 Old Man's Trail in Manitou Springs (formerly Tajine Alami). $36 plus tax includes meal. Reservations, 471-PLAY. Fridays and Saturdays, cocktails and live music, 6 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m., show at 8. Sunday, music and buffet at 5 p.m., show at 6:30.

Danger Ranger Granger, an audience participation-style environmental melodrama followed by a '50-'60s style Sing-A-Long with Charlie Davenport at 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.

announcements

Colorado Springs Dance Theater announcing its first ever Summer Festival dance intensive for students ages 10-18. Three-day workshoip includes a session with the River North Chicago Dance Company and a ticket tot their performance. Details, 630-7434. Mon., July 30-Wed., Aug. 1.

Star Bar Players is accepting director proposals for the first three shows of their 2001-2002 season. Proposals for Lend Me a Tenor by Ken Ludwig are due June 18. Proposals for Two by Two by Rodgers and Stone and Lost in Yonkers by Neil Simon are due July 1. For proposal guidelines or questions call 719/573-7411. Mail proposals to Star Bar Players, Director Proposal, P.O. Box 875, Colorado Springs, CO 80901.

Upstart Performing Ensemble seeking an African-American actor to play Martin Luther King in an early June production of The Meeting. Call 636-5089 for details.

Colorado Youth Theater holding auditions for The Wizard of Oz. Also seeking an African-American male for The Cay. Adult actors and teachers needed for paid positions in dinner shows and summer day camps. Call 328-0206 for information or for details on enrollment in summer acting classes.


Recreation

Evening Hikes in Cheyenne Canon, beginning at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. All hikes held from 6:30-9 p.m. On Thurs., June 28: Seven Bridges.

Archery Target Shoot hosted by the rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. Fundraiser to purchase and maintain wildlife habitat in Colorado. Held on County Road 83 in Victor, CO. For details call 689-4044. Fri.-Sat., July 6-7.

10th Annual 5K Run for Hope at Memorial Park. Proceeds benefit Memorial Hospital Cancer Center Circle of Hope fund. Entry fee includes t-shirt: $15-$20. Details, 365-6800. Sat., July 14, 7 a.m.

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sat., June 30, 7:30 a.m.: all-day South Creek Hike.

Manitou Springabouts, a walking tour of the famous springs of Manitou. Free, 685-4205. Bring a cup, walking shoes and meet at Hygea, the Manitou Town Clock, at 9 a.m. Tuesday and Saturdays, through Labor Day.

Garden of the Gods Night Programs. Free. Reservations required, 634-666 ext. 1001. On Tuesdays: Bat Walk, preceded by short video. Bring a flashlight, jacket and sturdy shoes. 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: Prairie Falcon Walk, with Naturalists Cliff and Jane Eisenach. Bring binoculars or use the spotting scope. 6 p.m. Thursdays: Colorful Characters. Meet some of the people who have left their mark on the park. Actors will portray Gen. William Palmer, Katherine Lee Bates and The Bloomer Girl on the north terrace of the visitor center (weather permitting). 5 p.m.

Colorado Alpine Trekking Program, on the Colorado Trail, one of America's celebrated "long trails". Hike the backcountry trail on a supported trek. You do the walking, but an experienced group of trekkers do the planning, carrying and cooking. You must be in excellent hiking shape to walk up 20 miles per day. $450 per single week trek, per person, plus required $15 enrollment as a Colorado Trail Foundation Friend. Details, 303/384-3729.

Women's walking group, walking at local parks and trails on weekday mornings. Free. For details, call Jan at 685-3157 or e-mail at

janschlieper@excite.com

Weekend hikes with Vegetarians of Colorado Springs. First Sunday of the month rated easy and each Sunday hike gets progressively harder. Free. Call Denise, 282-8812.

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, 2.5 miles south of Highway 24 on Teller Road. Offering a visitor center, trails, ranger programs, petrified trees, detailed plant and insect fossils. Open year-round. Hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., through April. Call 719/748-3253.

Colorado Springs Parks and Recreation holding registration for youth Spring Soccer, youth swimming lessons, adult winter softball and 50 Plus winter softball. Fees and times vary. Call 385-5981, or 385-5984 for swim info.


Spectator Sports

Sky Sox home games, in Sky Sox stadium, at Powers Blvd. and Barnes Road, 591-SOXX (7699). Against the Sacramento River Cats, Fri., June 29, 7:05 p.m. Against the Fresno Grizzlies: Sat., June 30, 7:05 p.m. Sun, July 1, 1:35 p.m. Mon.-Tues., July 2-3, 7:05 p.m. Against the Iowa Cubs: Wed.-Sat., July 4-7, 7:05 p.m. Sun., July 8, 12:05 p.m.

79th annual Pikes Peak Auto Hill Climb, the 2nd oldest car race in the country, on Pikes Peak Highway. 685-4400. Sat., June 30, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Events at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande. Times and ticket prices vary, call 520-6711. On July 7: Pikes Peak Supercross. On July 7-8: Peruvian Horse Show. On July 14-15: Reining show. On July 20-22: USTRC Roping. On July 30-Aug. 4: NLBRA Finals. On Aug.8-12: Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo. On Aug. 17-19: Penrose Horse Trials. On Aug. 25-26: RMDS Dressage Show. On Sept. 1-3: Super Race Barrel Racing.

Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo at the Penrose Equestrian Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande, 520-6711. Wed.-Sun., Aug. 8-12.


Special Events

25th Anniversary Colorado Renaissance Festival in Larkspur, exit 172 when travelling north on I-25, 173 when traveling south. $7-$12.95, kids under 5 free. 303/688-6010 or

www.coloradorenaissance.com. Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Through July 29.

Little London Rose Show presented by the Pikes Peak Rose Society at Pikes Peak Community College Rampart Range Campus, 11195 Highway 83. For entry info call 576-7626. Sat., June 30, noon to 5 p.m.

Festival of Myth and Psyche, exploring Jungian thought on ancient and modern goddesses, at Colorado College. Opens with Agapi Stassinopoulos, Ph.D. presenting the lecture "Conversations with the Goddesses: Revealing the Divine Power Within You" in Armstrong Theater, NE corner of Cascade and Cache la Poudre. $10, 389-6607. Fri., June 29, 7 p.m. Festival also includes a diverse group of workshops with noted scholars, call 389-6607 for full schedule. Sat.-Sun., June 30-July 1.

Garden Conservancy Open Day in Colorado Springs, as detailed in the 2001 edition of Garden Conservancy Open Days Directory, which lists 416 of the country's best gardens, and when they are open to the public. Featuring a self-led tour of six private gardens, beginning with the Marshall Garden, 11 E. Columbia, open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 888/842-2442 for more. $5 admission to each garden. Sat., June 30.

A Family Fourth at Rock Ledge Ranch, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods. Play old-fashioned carnival games, pitch horseshoes, run a race, listen to readings of the Declaration of Independence and dance to the Fountain Creek Brass Band. $1-$5, free Ranch admission to military families. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fabulous Fourth, the yearly celebration with fireworks and the Colorado Springs Symphony in Memorial Park. Fireworks after dark. 633-4611. Wed., July 4, 10 a.m.

4th of July Celebration at the Air Force Academy athletic grounds. Features live music by Rikki Dee Hall & the Voodoo Hawks, Catch.22 and Dustin Bogue, plus fireworks after dark. Free, 333-4497. Wed., July 4, 4 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Fourth of July at the Royal Gorge, featuring old time decorations and live music by Rockin' M and Country Productions. 888/333-5597. July 1-4.

Coin Show featuring coins, gaming tokens ad cards at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. The Denver Mint will be handing out free quarters. Free admission. Fri., July 6, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Sat., July 7, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., July 8, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Colorado State Fair, featuring rodeos, stock shows, arts and crafts, 4-H competitions, carnival, hot rod shows and rallys and so much more. Live music includes Bob Dylan, 98 Degrees, Kansas, Ratt, Vince Neil, Randy Travis, Chris LeDoux, Brooks & Dunn, the Beach Boys and many others. See Music listings for concert details. $6, Call 719/566-0530. Mon.-Thurs., 2-11 p.m. Fri.-Sun. and Labor Day, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug.18-Sept. 3.

First Ever Riverfest, combining the 21st annual Rolling River Raft Race, Rubber Duck Regatta and Pueblo Songwriters River Fest on the Arkansas River. Enjoy live music, food, and family activities at the Greenway and Nature Center, Pueblo. Details, 719/549-2414. Sat., July 7.

Pikes Peak Farmers Markets, featuring fresh Colorado grown and organically grown produce, honey, flowers, plants, cheese and more. At Bancroft Park in Old Colorado City (also features craft fair): Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Oct. 13. At Doherty High School, 4515 Barnes Road: Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through Sept. 29. At Acacia Park: Mondays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. July 2-Oct. 1. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through July 5-Sept. 27.


Youth & Family Events

Open Cockpit Day featuring a Lockheed P-30 Shooting Star USAF jet fighter, used in the first part of the Korean War. Presented by the Pueblo Weisbrod Aircraft Museum at the Pueblo Memorial Airport. Free, 719/948-9219. Sat., June 30, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Movement artist Peter Davison performing a children's show as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., July 2, 7:30 p.m.

Banana Slug String Band performing happy songs with colorful characters as part of the Colorado 2001 Music Fest in Hoag Recital Hall, USC, Pueblo. $1, 719/549-2126. Mon., July 9, 7:30 p.m.

Tomato Plant Girl, a Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater PlayFactory production. Performed free in area parks. Details, 634-5581. On Fri., June 29: Otis Park, 731 N. Iowa, 10 a.m. On Mon., July 2: Cottonwood Creek Park, Dublin & Rangewood, 10 a.m. On Tues., July 3: Sand Creek, 4385 Tutt Ave., 10 a.m.

Buell Children's Museum at the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Featuring Things That Go..., activities complimenting the Center's summer exhibition theme. In the Reilly Family Gallery, investigate an ambulance, make a temporary cast/finger puppet, fly helicopters, help fight a fire and ride on a police motorcycle through realistic computer games and flight simulators, make a wind spinner, and much more. Also, take a video field trip in the el Pomar Magic Carpet Theater, read books in the Lizard Lounge and maneuver to escape the gridlock in the Sensations exhibit. $3-$4, 719/543-0130. Tues.-Sat., through Aug. 31, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Children's Programs with the Pikes Peak Library District. Free skit, interactive and musical programs include "Seuss on the Loose", "A Giant Texas-Sized Tale" and "The Queen's Best Advisor", at various library branches nearly every day. Call 531-6333 for more information, times and locations. Throughout the summer.

Garden of the Gods Junior Ranger Program, available seven days a week. Features self-guided, hands-on, interactive nature experiences. Learn who lived here before we did, basic trail safety and how to preserve what we have for future generations. Junior Ranger booklet featuring games and activities available for $1.50. Certificate and pin awarded when the booklet is completed. Details, 634-6666. June through August.

Mountain Park Nature Day Camps, at Mountain Park Environmental Center, in Beulah. Learn about ecology and experience the wonders of Nature by hiking & exploring the foothills, playing nature games and watching and tracking wildlife. Round trip transportation from Pueblo is provided. All camps are Monday-Friday, 8am to 3pm. $90 per camp. Register early, 719/485-4444. Camp Douglas Fir, for 5th & 6th graders: June 25-29. Camp Pinyon Pine, for 3rd & 4th graders: July 2-6. Camp Rocky Mountain Juniper, for 5th & 6th graders: July 16-20. Camp White Fir, for 3rd & 4th graders: July 23-27. Camp Mountain Mahogany, for 5th & 6th graders: July 30-August 3.

Seekers: Exploring the Unexplained, a summer reading group for young adults (grades 6-12), sponsored by the Pikes Peak Library District. Read books and do activities to win prizes including books, shirts and shopping sprees. Collect all nine issues of the Library's weekly paper devoted to the unexplained (Spontaneous human combustion! Pikes Peak Bigfoot sightings!). Stop by any area library or call 531-6333. Through Aug. 4.

Head Start infant, toddler and preschool programs now enrolling for the 2001-2002 school year. Children in the program receive interactive, age-appropriate classroom activities, medical and dental screenings, nutrition guidance, special needs therapy and usually transportation to and from school. Call 635-1536 for enrollment locations and eligibility requirements.

Children's Storytime every Friday at 10 a.m. and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Barnes & Noble, 795 Citadel Dr. E. Free. Stories and readers vary, call 637-8282 for details.


Out of Town Events

acoustic, folk & country concerts

Michael Miles at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., June 30, 8 p.m.

Silverton Jubilee Folk Music Festival, Silverton, CO. Featuring Rich Moore, The Winstons, Ryan Shupe and the Rubber Band, Mollie O'Brien, Laura Love, Barbara Lamb, and more. For info, call 800-752-4494 or visit www.silvertonfestivals.org. Sat.-Sun., June 30-July 1.

Tim McGraw with Kenny Chesney at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$67, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 6:30 p.m.

Second annual Bluegrass Gospel Festival at Casey Jones Park, Elizabeth, CO. Featuring Wing and a Prayer, High Atmosphere, Sons & Brothers, The Harvesters, The Naylors, The Coffee Family, Ralston Valley Bluegrass Band, and Southwind. For information, call 303-471-6282 or see bings.net/gospelfestival.html. Fri.-Sun., July 6-8.

Willie Nelson with Nitty Gritty Dirt Band at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Altan at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 26, 7 p.m.

Beausoleil at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $25-$28, 800/965-4827. Fri., July 27, 7 p.m.

Natalie MacMaster at Chautauqua Auditorium, Boulder. $23.50-$26.50, 303/786-7030. Sat., July 28, 8 p.m.

Mary Chapin Carpenter with Steve Earle & The Dukes at the Fillmore Auditorium, Colfax and Clarkson, Denver. $27.25, 520-9090. 16+. Sun., July 29, 8 p.m.

Girl's Night Out featuring Reba McEntire, Martina McBride, Sara Evans, Jamie O'Neill and Carolyn Dawn Johnson at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$77, 520-9090. Sun., July 29, 6 p.m.

The Black Family playing Celtic music at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $37.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 4, 8 p.m.

Asleep at the Wheel at the Arvada Center, Denver. $28-$18, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

Habib Koite & Bamada at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $12.50, 303/786-7030. 21+. Sun., Sept 2, 8 p.m.

art

Arvada Center for the Art and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/431-3939. Featuring Living in the West, selections from the Harmsen Collection and the Arvada Center Collins Collection, through Aug. 31.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway, Denver, 303/640-4433. $4.50-$6. Featuring European Masterpieces, Six Centuries of Paintings from the National Gallery of Victoria, Australia, through Sept. 9. Also featuring Between the Lines: Wordworks by Roland Bernier, through Aug. 12. Seven Point Perspective: Photogrpahy From the Denver Salon, through Sept. 2. Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31. Many more exhibitions; for details, visit www.denverartmuseum.org.

Foothills Art Center, 805 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922. Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., 1-5 p.m. Featuring Colorado Photographers Exhibition, through Aug. 12.

Gallery Sink, 2301 W. 30th, Denver. 303/455-0185.

www.gallerysink.com. Featuring Claim, works by seven artists, through June 22. Opening reception: Fri., June 8, 7-9 p.m.

Classical & jazz music

JVC Winter Park Jazz Festival featuring Guitars & Saxes, Spyro Gyra, Kevin Eubanks and the Hazel Miller Band on Saturday; W.A.R., Kirk Whalum & Wayman Tisdale, Deep Banana Blackout, Yellowjackets and Dotsero on Sunday. $32.50-$37.50 GA, $55-$65 two-day pass. VIP tickets available. 520-9090. July 14-15.

Vail Valley Music Festival at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater in Vail, CO. On Wed., June 27: An Evening of Romance with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and violinist Ida Kavafian. On Fri., June 29: Wild Wild West Pops concert with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, featuring theme songs from television and movie Westerns. For complete schedule and ticket info, call 877/827-5700.

Evergreen Jazz Festival, Evergreen, CO. For ticket info call 720/301-1718 or visit www.dmamusic.org/EvergreenJazzFestival. July 19-22.

Queen Ida and Her Zydeco Band at the Arvada Center, Denver. $18-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 3-4, 7:30 p.m.

Telluride Jazz Festival featuring Ray Brown, James Moody, Terence Blanchard, Kevin Mahogany, Kevin Eubanks, Kenny Baron and Regina Carter and many others. Ticket and lodging info: 888/827-8081 or ww.telluridejazz.com. Aug. 3-5.

Lavay Smith & Her Red Hot Skillet Lickers at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$24, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Branford Marsalis at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $28-$40, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 10, 8 p.m.

Kol Simcha, jazz with a touch of Klezmer at the Arvada Center, Denver. $14-$22, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Chuck Mangione 25th Anniversary Concert at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$28, 303/431-3939. Sat., Aug. 18, 7:30 p.m.

The Denver Brass with Pan Jumbies and island dancers at a Caribbean Carnival experience at the Arvada Center, Denver. $22-$14, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m.

Sutton's Rocky Mountain Jazz Party at the Marriott City Center, Denver. Featuring over 20 performers. $275 for the weekend. Details, 303/838-8240. Aug. 31-Sept. 2.

Seventh Annual Vail Jazz Party at the Marriott Mountain Resort, Vail. Featuring the Clayton Brothers Quintet, Jeff Hamilton Trio and Octet, Bobby Watson Quartet and guest soloists. Tickets and reservations: 888/824-5526. Aug. 31-Sept. 3.

Third Annual Pikes Peak Jazz Festival at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. Kickoff with the Al Eberhardt Changing Times at the Shining Mountain Golf Course, Woodland Park, Fri., Sept. 21, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Featuring Rocky Mountain Banjos, the Eddie Jones Quartet, Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band, Pat Bianchi Trio, Kinda Dixie Jazz Band, Dotsero, USAF Falconaires, Suzanne Morales Octet, Eohippus and Junior and Senior High School ensembles. $10-$55, 687-5489. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 21-23.

comedy

Margaret Cho at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $27.50-$45, 520-9090. Fri., Sept 28, 8 p.m.

dance

Colorado Dance Festival at the Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder. 303/442-7666. Featuring Doug Varone and Dancers, on July 5-6, 8 p.m. July 7, 2 and 8 p.m. Martha @ the Dairy, featuring Richard Move as Martha Graham, July 12-13, 8 p.m. July 15, 2 p.m.

film

#####Film on the Rocks at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. Music starts at 7 p.m.; movies roll at 9 p.m. On Tues., June 12: Chris Daniels and the Kings and Forrest Gump. On Mon., June 18, Colorado Symphony Orchestra and Citizen Kane. On Tues., June 26: Emilio Emilio and Mission Impossible II. MORE###

Recreation

Desert Sun Half Iron, a triathalon and duathalon featuring a 1.2 mile lake swim, 56 mile bike rdie and 13.1 mile run at Highland Lake State Park, near Grand Junction. Registration: 970/241-6786 or www.sportsconnection.net. July 15.

62nd Annual Elam Classic Rocky Mountain Open Golf Tournament, played at Lincoln Park and Tiara Rado Golf Courses. 275 pro and amateur players compete for a $75,000 purse. Details, 970-242-8085. Aug. 23-26.

Tour of the Vineyards Bike Ride, through 6 wineries and acres of vineyards with 1000 riders. 25 miles long. Registration, 303/635-2815. Sept. 15.

Ninth annual Rim Rock Run, a 37K run on paved Rim Rock Drive through the Colorado National Monument through high desert, red rock canyons, rock monoliths and mesas, near Grand Junction. Registration: 970/243-4055 or www.rimrockrun.org. Nov. 10.

Guided Hikes at Mountain Park Environmental Center, Beulah. Hikes are guided by an experienced naturalist. Most are appropriate for ages 10 and up and last 2 to 3 hours. Come prepared for the weather, wear good shoes and bring water. $3, or free to members. Register early, group size limited. 719/485-4444. On Sat., May 12, 8:30 p.m.: A Morning in May Hike. On Sat., May 19, 9 a.m.: Wildflower Hike. On Sat., May 27, 1 p.m.: Birding Hike.

rock, pop & blues

Railroad Earth pre-String Cheese kick-off at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $5.25, 303/443-3399. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

Planes Mistaken for Stars, Strike Anywhere, Deadlock Frequency and The Gravity Index at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. All-ages. Fri., June 29, 9 p.m.

Ranier Maria at Tulagi, Boulder. $7.50, 303/447-0095. All-Ages. Sat., June 30, 9 p.m.

Meltdown featuring Collective Soul, G Love & Special Sauce, Eve 6, Oleander, Sum 41, Rehab and Lucky Boys Confusion at The Pepsi Center, Denver. $TBA, 520-9090. Sat., June 30, noon.

The String Cheese Incident at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $30-$35, 520-9090. Sat., June 30 and Sun., July 1, 7:30 p.m.

Our Lady Peace at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15, 520-9090. 18+. Sun., July 1, 8 p.m.

Mike Clark's Prescription Renewal featuring Charlie Hunter, Robert Walter, Skerik, Fred Wesley and Mike Clark with B-Side Players at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Mon., July 2, 9 p.m.

G3 2001 featuring Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Dream Theater's John Petrucci at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $35, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., July 3, 8 p.m.

The String Cheese Incident at The Headwall at Mt. Werner, Steamboat Springs. With Blues Traveler and Israel Vibration, Tues., July 3, 2 p.m. With Ben Harper (solo) and Charlie Hunter, Wed., July 4, 2 p.m. $35 per day or $60 for two-day pass, 520-9090.

Israel Vibration with The Roots Radics Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Wed., July 4, 9 p.m.

Blues Traveler at Red Rocks Auditorium, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 4, 6 p.m.

Faster Pussycat with LA Guns at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $21.25, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 5, 7 p.m.

Disco Biscuits at Mishiwaka Amphitheater, Bellvue. $15, 800/965-4827. Thurs., July 5, 8 p.m.

Phil Lesh & Friends at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. With Les Claypool's Frog Brigade, Fri., July 6, 6 p.m. With The Disco Biscuits, Sat., July 7, 6 p.m. $32.50, 520-9090.

Global Underground with Mark Lewis at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $15-$20, 800/965-4827. 18+. Sat., July 7, 10 p.m.

Vans Warped Tour 2001 featuring 311, AFI, Kool Keith, Pennywise, Rancid, The Ataris, Vandals, Less Than Jake and many, many more on four stages at the Adams County Fairgrounds, Brighton. $24.75, 800/965-4827. Sun., July 8, 11:30 a.m.

Kool Keith with Esham, Natas and Mastamind at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20, 303/443-3399. 18+. Mon., July 9, 9 p.m.

Hot Tuna with Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $22.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., July 10, 8 p.m.

Rammstein playing the KPBI Annual Wrecking Ball at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Tues., July 10, 7:30 p.m.

Fishbone at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $15.75, 303/443-3399. 16+. Wed., July 11, 9 p.m.

Pat Benetar at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $20-$32.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 8 p.m.

Dave Matthews Band with Macy Gray at Folsom Field on the CU Campus, Boulder. $49.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 11, 5:30 p.m.

Pantera with Slayer, Static X, Skrape and Morbid Angel at the Denver Coliseum. $40-$42, 800/965-4827. Wed., July 11.

Chris Whitley at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $12, 303/443-3399. 18+. Thurs., July 12, 8 p.m.

N'Sync at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $29.50-$65.50 plus service charges, 520-9090. Limit of 8 tickets per person. Fri., July 13, 7:30 p.m.

Umphrey's McGee at Tulagi, Boulder. $6.50, 303/447-0095. Sat., July 14, 10 p.m.

Willie Nelson with the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band featuring original members Jimmy Ibbotson and John McEuen at Red Rocks Ampitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

Cradle of Filth with Nile at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $20, 800/965-4827. Mon., July 16, 7 p.m.

Michelle Shocked at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $20-$22, 303/443-3399. 21+. Mon., July 16, 8 p.m.

Trey Anastasio at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., July 17-18, 7:30 p.m.

Echo and the Bunnymen with The Rosenbergs at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $25, 303/322-2308. Tues., July 17, 8 p.m.

Pete Yorn with Ours at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/443-0095. 21+. Wed., July 18, 10 p.m.

The Average White Band at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25, 303/443-3399. Wed., July 18, 8 p.m.

Slum Village, Phife Dawg, Jerobi, Schoolz of Thought, Mystic and more at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/443-3399. 18+. Thurs., July 19, 9 p.m.

Toots & The Maytals at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $18.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri.-Sat., July 20-21, 9 p.m.

Giant People with Carlos Washington at Tulagi, Boulder. $5.25, 303/447-0095. Fri., July 20, 10 p.m.

KBCO World Class Rockfest at Winter Park Ski Resort. $46 single day or $82 two-day pass, 520-9090. Doors open at 8 a.m. on Sat., June 21: Sheryl Crow, Semisonic, Leftover Salmon, Ozomatli and The Radiators. On Sun., July 22: Melissa Etheridge, Sonia Dada, Joan Osborne, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise and Leo Nocentelli.

Depeche Mode with Poe at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $32-$64.50, 520-9090. Sat., July 21, 8 p.m.

Fuel at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. Free, all-ages. 303/786-7030. Tues., July 21, 8 p.m.

Aerosmith with Fuel at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $35-$70, 520-9090. Mon., July 23, 7 p.m.

Journey with Peter Frampton at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50-$42.50, 520-9090. Tues., July 24, 7:30 p.m.

The Neville Brothers with Steel Pulse at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $37.50, 800/965-4827. Tues., July 24, 8 p.m.

Lyle Lovett with Shawn Colvin at Red Rocks Amphitheater Morrison. $39-$49, 520-9090. Thurs., July 26, 7:30 p.m.

Godsmack and Deftones at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50, 520-9090. Wed., July 25, 7 p.m.

Green Day at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. All-ages. Fri., July 27, 8 p.m.

Area: One Music Festival featuring Moby, OutKast, Incubus, the Roots, Nelly Furtado, Paul Oakenfold, The Orb, Carl Cox, Rinoroce and more at Mile High Stadium, Denver. $45-$55, 520-9090. Sat., July 28.

Brian Setzer's '68 Comeback Special at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $27.25, 303/443-3399. 21+. Tues., July 31, 8 p.m.

Wotapalava featuring Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell, Rufus Wainwright and Magnetic Fields plus more at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $33-$57, 520-9090. Tues., July 31, 5:30 p.m.

Art Garfunkel at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $37-$40, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 1, 7 p.m.

Yes with the Yes Symphony Orchestra at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $22.50-$82.50, 520-9090. Sun., Aug, 5, 7:30 p.m.

John Mellencamp with Trisha Yearwood at Red Rock Amphitheaterm Morrison. $51-$61, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 6, 8 p.m.

Lucinda Williams at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. 16 +. Tues., Aug. 7, 8 p.m.

Stevie Nicks at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25-$75, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 8, 7 p.m.

Barenaked Ladies with The Proclaimers and Sarah Harmer at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$47, 520-9090. Fri., Aug. 10.

blink 182, New Found Glory and Midtown at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 11, 7 p.m.

Allman Brothers Band at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $40-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Aug. 12, 7 p.m.

Hawg Fest with Lynryd Skynyrd, Ted Nugent and The Groove Hawgs at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $25-$30, 520-9090. Mon., Aug. 13, 7 p.m.

Lloyd's Blues Music Fest featuring BB King, Buddy Guy, John Hiatt & the Goners, Tommy Castro and The Groove Hawgs at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $27-$52, 520-9090. Tues., Aug. 14, 5 p.m.

Nanci Griffith at the Denver Botanic Gardens. $32-$35, 800/965-4827. Wed., Aug. 15, 7 p.m.

Mick Taylor with Preacher Boy at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $16.25, 800/965-4827. 21+. Wed., Aug. 15, 7:30 p.m.

Channel 93.3 Weekend of Electronica at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $50 for two day passes, 520-9090. Rabbit in the Moon on Thurs., Aug. 16, 7:30. The Crystal Method and Uberzone on Fri., Aug. 17, 7 p.m. Many more to be announced.

Herman's Hermits starring Peter Noone at the Arvada Center, Denver. $16-$26, 303/431-3939. Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.

Gordon Lightfoot at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$39, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 18, 8 pm.

Backstreet Boys with Shaggy at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Wed., Aug. 22, 7:30 p.m.

Erykah Badu with Common and Jurassic 5 at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $32.50-$45, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 7 p.m.

Glam Slam Metal Jam featuring Poison, Warrant, Quiet Riot and Enuff Z'Nuff at Fiddler's Green, Englewood 419-$33, 520-9090. Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30 p.m.

Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers at Tulagi, Boulder. $10.50, 303/447-0095. Fri., Aug. 24, 10 p.m.

Reggae on the Rocks XV featuring Burning Spear, Yellowman, Dave Wakeling, Mutabaruka, Wailing Souls, Mighty Diamonds, Worl-a-Girl and Judge Roughneck at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $35.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, noon.

Ringo Starr and His All Starr Band featuring Sheila E. Rodger Hodgson, Ian Hunter, Greg Lake and Howard Jones at Fiddler's Green. Englewood. $22.50-$62.50, 520-9090. Sat., Aug. 25, 7:30 p.m.

So Many Roads tour featuring Ratdog, DJ Logic, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Rusted Root and Keller Williams at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $37.50, 520-9090 (ticketmaster). Sun., Aug. 26, 6 p.m.

King Sunny Ade at Denver Botanic Gardens. $27-$30, 800/965-4827. Fri., Aug. 31, 7 p.m.

James Taylor at Red Rocks Amphitheater, Morrison. $47.50-$57.50 all reserved, 520-9090. Sat., Sept 1, 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept 2, 7:30 p.m.

MTVs TRL Tour featuring Destiny's Child, Nelly, Eve and 3LW at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $29.75-$49.75, 520-9090. Sun., Sept. 9, 6:30 p.m.

Crosby, Stills & Nash at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $45, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 11, 8 p.m.

matchbox twenty with Train at Fiddler's Green, Englewood. $3-$44, 520-9090. Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Janet Jackson with 112 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $38.75-$81.75, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.

special events

The Spiritual Adventure: Bringing Wisdom & Heart Into Everyday Life, a three-day conference presented by the Omega Institute and the Naropa Institute in Denver. Features more than 40 lectures and experiential workshops. Speakers include Deepak Chopra, M.D., Ram Dass, James Van Praagh, Loretta LaRoche and many more. Registration info, 303/845-266-4444. Fri.-Sun., July 27-29.

Palisade Peach Festival, in Palisade, CO, 10 miles east of Grand Junction. Celebrate the harvest with fresh peach ice cream, a parade, music, barbeques, recipe competitions, peach eating contest, Big Peach Beauty and Grouch competitions and more. Details, 970/464-7458. Aug. 16-18.

18th Annual Taste of Cherry Creek, featuring eclectic delights prepared by over 25 of the finest chefs in Cherry Creek, coffee and sweets, accompanied by everything from Merlots to microbrews. At the Fillmore Plaza. Volunteers needed. Details, 303/388-6022. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Fruita Fall Festival in Fruita, CO. Features a street dance, Livin' Large parade, Rimrock Rodeo, carnival, food, bullfight and lots more, 970/858-3894 or www.fruitachamber.org. Sept. 28-30.

Sports

Duran-Camacho II, World Champion Roberto "Hands of Stone" Duran vs. Hector "Macho" Camacho in a boxing match at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $39-$150, 520-9090. Sat., July 14, 6 p.m.

theater

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, performed by Industrial Arts Theatre Company at the Denver Civic Center, Denver. $17, 303/595-3800. Fridays and Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m. through June 30.

Fin at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sun., July 5-22, 8 p.m.

Silly Cow by Germinal Stage Denver. $11-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. Sunday, 7 p.m. Through July 8.

Gypsy by Boulder's Dinner Theatre. $35-$46.50, 800/448-5501. Through July 8.

Aladdin and the Glass Slipper, a children'd theater program at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5.50, 303/431-3939. Tuesdays-Thursdays, 10 a.m., Noon, and 7 p.m. Through Aug. 2.

Acme X, the 10th comedy revue by the ACME Comedy Players at the Bovine Metropolis Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 303/758-4722. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m., through Aug. 18.

Colorado Shakespeare Festival at CU, Boulder. Featuring performances of King Lear, As You Like It, Queen Margaret (an adaptation of Henry IV, Parts I, II and III), Two Gentlemen of Verona, plus live music, readings, forums and much more. For complete schedule or ticket info call 303/492-0554. Through Aug. 25.

Ward #6 at Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan in Denver. $8-$12, 720/946-1388. Thurs.-Sun., Aug. 2-26, 8 p.m.

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