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Art Shows and GalleriesAll Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717. Featuring paintings by University of Colorado artists, through Oct. 28.

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 Colorado Me Colorado, sculpture by Peggy Cook, through Sept. 30. Impressions in Silk Relief, by Marilyn Kirkman, through Oct. 31. Gallery artists demonstrate every Saturday from 1 to 3 p.m.

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.

Art Gallery of the Rockies, 5051 N. Academy Blvd. in the Union Square Shopping Center, 260-1873. Featuring inspirational art by Greg Olsen.

Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., 685-1861. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Words of Art, through Oct. 6. Also featuring Ego, new work by Daisy McConnell in the Avenue Gallery, through Oct. 3.

Cherokee's of Manitou, 351 Manitou Ave. 685-3508. Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring metal sculpture by Santiago Fontanova and Edie Nelson, ongoing.

Colorado Ironworks, 615 S. Sierra Madre, 447-1622. Open by appointment. Featuring new metal works including functional metal furniture and sculpture mixed with mosiac tile and glass by Judy Ellias.

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. Featuring Trials and Tributes: A Judy Chicago Retrospective, Sept. 28-Nov. 25. Also, Poetic Steel: art by James Magee, Sept. 28-Nov. 18. Senga Nengudi: Masking, Sept. 28-Nov. 18. Our Favorite Things: Docent 50th Anniversary Exhibition, Sept. 28-Dec. 31. Opening reception for all exhibits: Fri., Sept. 28, 5-7:30 p.m.

Commonwheel Artists, 102 Cañon Ave., 685-1008. Mon.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Shrines, various mediums by shop artists, through Oct. 23.

East Library and Information Center, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333 Ext. 2252. Featuring Speaking in Abstraction, paintings by Carol Ettenger. Also, vintage Korean War posters from the Department of Defense, Through Sept.

Filthy Wilma's, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. 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.

Garden of the Gods Trading Post Southwest Gallery, 324 Beckers Ln., 685-9045. Open 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. daily. Featuring works by Deb Komitor, Tracy Miller, Donald Vann and Debbie Yarra.

Helstrom's Gallery, 712 W. Colorado Ave. 473-3620. Featuring Geisha, new ceramic sculpture by Sushe Felix.

The Human Touch Galleries, 8 Cañon Ave., 685-1241. Mon.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring art glass by Jon Bush, through Oct.

Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade, 531-6333. Featuring complementary work by George Phillips and De Lynne Lehman, through Sept.

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. Featuring Faces of War, large works on paper by Richard Harden. Sept. 27 -- Oct. 26. Opening reception: Thurs., Sept. 27, 3-6:30 p.m.

Phantom Canyon Brewing Co., 2 Pikes Peak Ave., 635-2800. Featuring paintings concerning the environment by Lenore McKerlie and photographs by the members of Circle of Confusion through Oct. 29.

Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Viewing hours: during shows with a ticket to the event. Featuring The Springs Seven, Oct. 2-Oct. 29.

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 Annual Faculty Art Show, through Oct. 26.

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. Featuring A Taste of Others: A Collection of Culinary Arts, through Nov. 10. Also, Contemporary Mexican Art, by Arturo Fuentes in the Regional Gallery. Rush to the Rockies: Nelson A. Rieger, in the King Gallery.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring TAG... You're It!!!!!, an exhibition of fine art from The Art Guild of Denver, through Sept. 28.

The Villa at Palmer Lake, 75 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. 481-2222. Featuring works by Julie Kirkland, Cindy Tafil, and Amy O'Connor, through the summer. Additional local artists' works are welcome.

The Warehouse Gallery, 25 W. Cimarron. 475-8880. Featuring Three Artists, Three Visions, oils and acrylics by Santa Fe artists Carolyn Lamuniere, Ramona Mitchell and Drew Vogt, Oct. 1-31. Opening reception and Dreampower fundraiser: Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

art events and programs

ArtsPeak, a weekly radio program hosted by David Sckolnik on KCME-FM 88.7. This week, an interview with Daniel Breckenridge, the new executive director of the Business of Arts Center. In the Weekly Peak, a look at the new exhibits of Judy Chicago and Senga Nengudi. Sat., Sept. 29, 5:30-6 p.m. Rebroadcast: Tues., Oct. 2, 10:30 p.m.

First Thursdays at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. A hip place to enjoy the arts with other young professionals. Features live music, hors d'oeuvres, a cash bar and more on the first Thursday of each month, 5-8 p.m. On Oct. 4: A world premier musical performance composed by Bob Osertag of San Francisco and food by Il Vicino.

The Ninth Annual Front Range Symposium, titled "The State of Feminism in Visual Culture." Featured speakers are Dr. Amelia Jones, Dr. Judith Wilson, Liz Wright Ingraham, Katy Rogers and Stacy Dyson. At the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Free but reservations required. Call Melinda Murphy at 634-5581 ext. 318. Sat., Sept. 29, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sunday Night Swing Nights at the VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. $5, 266-6453. All-ages welcome, no partner required. Intermediate lessons from 6:15 to 7:15, beginners 7:15 to 8 p.m. Dancing, 8-10 p.m.

www.swinginthesprings.com.

Ballroom Dance Classes at YMCA downtown, Nevada and Kiowa. Learn swing, salsa, tango, waltz, cha cha, fox trot and rumba. $31-$69 includes four sessions. First session free. For details, call 473-9622 or 634-3029. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m. Fridays, 7-9 p.m.

call for entries

Eagle Fire Gallery seeking entries for Fields of Interest: Extraordinary Portraits of Interest. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, montage, mixed media will be accepted. $40 entry fee, no commissions. Send slides and/or photos to Maria Pacca, 219 E. Caramillo St., Colorado Springs, CO 80907. For more information, call 687-6824. Deadline: Oct. 14.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts seeking entries for the Contemporary Fiber Art Show 2001 juried textile show. For a prospectus, send a S.A.S.E. to Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, P.O. Box. 1154, Palmer Lake, CO, 80133 or call 481-0475. Deadline: Oct. 20.

Colorado Springs Art Guild seeking entries for its regional juried 2001 showing. Judged by the original, no slides. $1,000 top prize. Send S.A.S.E. for prospectus to: Regional, P.O. Box 1304, Colorado Springs, CO, 80903.

Colorado Council on the Arts is seeking entries for a 2002 Artist Fellowship. Fellowships available in Visual Arts, Literature and Traditional Arts/Folk Art. Submit application form, resume and samples. Must be Colorado resident. Contact Kelleen Zubick, 303/894-2617 Ext. 18, or Mary Ewell, Ext. 19. Deadline: Jan. 4.

Bulletin Boardannouncements

Call for participation in "Spotlighting the Overlooked Woman," a benefit fashion show/multi- media event that focuses on seeing the beauty in "non-Madison Avenue shapes and sizes." We need models, organizers, sponsors, clothiers and committee people. Join us for our first organizational meeting in the back room at Poor Richard's on Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. Come make a difference in how women are seen! For more information, call 635-3919.

Salvation Army Taking Donations for victims of the terrorist attacks on the East Coast. Monetary donations will be used to help the victims and emergency workers. Call 636-3891 ext. 16.

Contestants sought to compete as High Plains LeatherMan 2002 at the International Mr. Leather Competition in Chicago. For details call 719/347-2749 or visit http://Homestead.LeatherFest.com.

clubs & organizations

The Network Exchange for Women (NEW) meets the third Tues. of each month at Antonio's on Garden of the Gods Road. $12, 265-1969. 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Pikes Peak Camera Club meeting on the first Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Living Springs Worship Center, 640 Manitou St., in Colorado Springs. Open to all levels of proficiency. For details, call 597-6652 or e-mail chaskath@sprintmail.com. Next meeting: Oct. 2.

Pikes Peak Landlords and Investors group meeting on the first Tuesday of each month from 7-9 p.m. at the Boy Scouts Headquarters, 525 E. Uintah. For details call Dale at 339-9329. Next meeting: Tues., Oct. 2, 7-9 p.m.

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: Oct. 3.

Vegetarians of Colorado Springs gathering for a potluck on the second Sunday of each month at 6:30 p.m., at varying members' homes and city parks. For details or club information, visit www.vsc.org or call 388-2176. Next gathering: Oct. 14.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Inc. (SMMUG), meeting the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. (novices meet at 6) at the Disabled American Veterans building, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd. For information call Lynn Poos 719-599-4528 or visit www.smmug.org. Next meeting: Oct. 10.

Welcome Wagon of Colorado Springs seeking new members interested in book clubs, tours and luncheons, bridge, arts and crafts, ladies' socials and more to greet area newcomers. Luncheon meetings held every second Wednesday of the month September through May. Dorothy Greenway, 630-5047. Next meeting: Oct. 10.

health & healing

Emotional Relief: Healing the Trauma of Last Week's Events, a free group healing sessions using emotional freedom technique, "acupuncture for emotions", with Baerbel Froehlin, CHt. At Smooth Changes, 2153 Chuckwagon Road. Reservations, 271-6089. Thurs.-Sat., Sept. 27-29, noon to 1 p.m.

Health Classes at Memorial Hospital. Locations and fees vary; call for 444-CARE information and registration. On Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m.: Coming of Age class for mothers and daughters.

Journey of Help Education Program presented by the National Alliance of the Mentally Ill -- Colorado Springs. Course provides information on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression and more. For the families and care givers, not people diagnosed with these disorders. Registration: Marner Campbell, 591-1606 or Ethel Williams, 593-8151. Eight weeks beginning Mon., Oct. 1.

Healing Secrets of Yoga with Yogi Amrit Desai at eagle Fire Lodge in Woodland Park. $250, 520-5464. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 5-7.

The School of Alchemy hosts Alchemy: The Psychology of Spiritual Transformations with Evan Hodkins at the Curtis Meeting Room, St. Francis Hospital. This weekend workshop is for counselors, ministers, healers and spiritual seekers. $75, 593-5886. Oct. 12-14.

The Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado in Pueblo hosts an Educational Symposium at the Holiday Inn of Pueblo, 4001 N. Elizabeth St. $10, 583-8233. Sat., Oct. 13, 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Register by Oct. 8.

senior programs & activities

Health Education at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Free unless otherwise noted. Registration, 385-5933. On Thurs., Sept. 27, 10-11:30 a.m.: Diabetes and Vision Loss.

Somewhere Over the Rainbow, the 10th annual Fountain Valley Senior Center Talent Show, 5745 Southmoor Dr. $6-$7, 520-6742. Fri., Sept. 28, 6:30 p.m.

Flu Shot Clinics at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Blvd. $5-$10, 385-5933. Mon.-Tues., Oct. 1-2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, through Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Body Mechanics for Senior Citizens, a gentle program for the mind and body that redefines the body's potential for withstanding decline. At Yoga Source, 623 N. Nevada Ave. $12 per class or $50 for series. Susan Blue, 475-9908. On Tuesdays, Oct. 16-Nov. 13, 12:15-1:15 p.m.: Upper body Mechanics.

Art, Creativity and Craft Classes at the Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Includes Embossed cards, oil painting, porcelain doll making, quilting, woodcarving and Creating the Story of Your Life. Times and fees vary, details. 520-6471.

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters Pikes Peak seeks volunteers to mentor youth in our community. One to six hours a week. 633-2443.

CASA is seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for child victims of abuse and neglect in El Paso County. All advocates are thoroughly trained and provide on-going support. Next training starts Oct. 16. Call Amber, 447-9898 ext. 1008.

Community Partnership for Child Development seeks volunteers to assist in their Head Start/preschool classrooms. Variety of locations, schedules are flexible, training provided. 635-1536 x 233.

Walking Shield American Indian Society seeking volunteers to help in warehouse with packing and loading boxes, and picking up donations. For more information, call Elaine Glynn at 329-0251, Tues.-- Fri., 9 a.m.--3 p.m.

Beidleman Environmental Center seeking volunteers to help school children learn about the environment through hands-on exploration, activities, hikes, and much more. Call 578-7088.

Pikes Peak Family Connections seeking volunteers for the Nurturing Program, a series of parenting classes. A commitment of 4 hours per week for four months is requested. For more information, call Lindsay Peters, 444-4517.

Girl Scouts seeking adult men and women volunteers to be troop leaders and helpers, and organize activities such as camping, mentoring, photography and more. No experience required. 597-8603.

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. Two hours per week for 12 weeks will help a child become a successful reader. 30 sites and a variety of tutoring times available, training provided. For details, call 471-8672.

Colorado Fourteeners Initiative seeking volunteers for restoration, seed collecting, trail and rock-work activities on Missouri Mountain, Grays and Torreys Peaks, The Crestone Needle and Quandary Peak. Call 303/278-7525 ext. 115 or 120 or email intern@14ers.org.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office is in need of volunteers in a variety of positions including; Posse Deputies, Volunteer/Events Assistant, Range Assistant, Clerical/Office Assistants, Wildland Fire Crew Members, Cadets (young people 14-21) and more. Contact Jaimie Hutchison, Volunteer Coordinator at 520-7216 or email JaimieHutchison@elpasoco.com to find out more. You can also visit the EPSO web page: www.elpasoco.com/sheriff.

Workout, Ltd. seeking a volunteer Facilitator to assist participants in developing and approving a mutually acceptable agreement and facilitate meetings with victims and offender towards a positive resolution whenever possible. For details call Denise Montano or Rich Lindsey at 471-4200.

Business of Art Center, a non-profit community art center in Manitou Springs, seeks art lovers to lend a hand with opening receptions, special events, greeting visitors, fundraising, improving the facility and anything else that interests you. To find out more, call 685-1861.

The Center for the Prevention of Domestic Violence seeking professional volunteers to assist with administrative duties. Experience with computers, filing and answering phones preferred. Call Doreen at 633-1462.

Volunteer literacy tutors needed to help adult students through the Pikes Peak Library District. Volunteers also needed to be "Talk English!" group facilitators and conversational aides, computer lab aides, and "BookTalk" presenters for the Adult Literacy Program. For more information or to volunteer, call the Adult Literacy Office at 531-6333, x2223 or x2224.

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.

Silver Key Senior Services seeking people to help drive local elderly persons to the grocery store, 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.

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.

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 & VideoFirst Congregational Church Film Series, St. Vrain and Tejon. Enter on St. Vrain side. Potluck munchies at 6:30, film at 7 p.m. Free, 471-8215. On Fri., Oct. 19: Nosferatu.

World Horizons Film Series at the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. Each travel film is narrated by the filmmaker. Sundays and Mondays, 2 p.m. $7, 634-5583. On Oct. 28-29: Western Canada with Curt Matson. On Nov. 11-12: Tanzania Safari with Bob DeLoss. On Jan. 6-7: Italy, Tip to Toe with Stan Walsh. On march 10-122: Wales with Frank Klicar. On April 14-15: Biblical Treasures of Turkey with Robin Williams.

LearningHomework Help is Just a Click Away, a free workshop for kids age 8 and up, parents and teachers will teach how to navigate the library's online resources for online help. At the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Pre-register by calling 531-6333 ext. 1403. Thurs., Sept. 27, 8-9 p.m.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, classes every Tuesday from 2-4 p.m. at the CSU Extension Office 305 S. Union Blvd., or Wednesdays and Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the East Library, 5650 N. Union Blvd. $5 each or $30 for seven. Pre-register by calling 636-8923. On Oct. 2 and 4: Extending Your Garden Inside for Winter. On Oct. 9 and 10: Spring Blooming Woody Plants.

Concocting Ecocleaners, a workshop sponsored by the Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 29 S. Institute. $10, 632-6189. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Free Baking Classes presented by King Arthur Flour at the Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Dr. At noon: Sweet Dough. At 7 p.m.: Artisian Breads. Free, 800/827-6836. Thurs., Oct. 4.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Forensics But Were Afraid To Ask III, a continuing symposium in the Science Building at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Adults only. $5-$10, 592-9780. Includes lunch. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

How to Handle Your Money During a Crisis and Pick a Financial Advisor with Pinnacle Financial Concepts at the Better Business Bureau, 25 N. Wahsatch Ave. Free, call Paulette at 260-9800 to register. Thurs., Oct. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Herbal Healing Salves, a class with Diana Dummer at Beidleman Environmental Center, 740 W. Caramillo. $5, reservations required, 578-7088. Sat., Oct. 13, 10-11:30 a.m.

Community Partnership of Teller County holds Toddler/Preschooler workshop at the Family Resource Center in Divide. Free, 686-0705. Sat., Oct. 13, 11 a.m.

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 Sun., Oct. 3, noon to 8 p.m.: The World of the Wapiti (Elk).

Learning Unlimited: Eclectic Education, an educational program for seniors at the Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock. Features expert guest speakers and presenters. $1 per week, 385-5933. Wednesdays, Sept. 26-Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.

Literary EventsDoug Lansky discussing and signing Last Trout in Venice at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Wed., Oct. 3, 5:30 p.m.

Joy Feilding discussing and signing Grand Avenue: A Novel at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 4, 5:30 p.m.

World's Largest Writing Workshop at Barnes & Nobel, 795 Citadel Dr. Free. 637-8282. Bring your own work to share. Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Price Strobridge and Pat Clark at Hooked on Books, 3918 Maizeland at Academy. 596-1621. Strobridge will read poems from and sign Unmasking the Heart at 1 p.m. Clark will read from and sign his novel, The Last Wolf Home, at 2 p.m. Sat., Oct. 6.

Terry Tempest Williams discussing and signing Red: Passion and Patience in the Desert at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 11, 7-9 p.m.

General Claudia Kennedy discussing and signing Generally Speaking, about the history she has made by becoming the Army's first woman 3-star general, at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Wed., Oct. 17, 5:30 p.m.

Local author Andrea Herrera discussing and signing The Pearl of Antilles at Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. 635-1195. Thurs., Oct. 18, 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 Oct. 11: The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka. On Nov. 8: Faust, Part One, by Goethe.

Breaking Into Freelance Writing. Learn how to sell your articles, stories,

greeting cards, and book ideas. In the Cheyenne Executive Center forum at 108 E. Cheyenne Rd. Taught by Wendy Burt, author of Oh,

Solo Mia! The Hip Chick's Guide to Fun for One from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m

$35. For reservations call 527-8225. Sat., Oct. 13.

Lively Exchange Reading Group meeting on the fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7 p.m. at the Rockrimmon Library, 832 Village Center Dr. Free, 593-8000. On Oct. 23: Talking to High Monks in the Snow, by Lydia Minatoya. On Nov. 27: The Queen's Man, by Sharon Kay Penman.

Music acoustic, folk & country

2001 Classical Guitar Series presented by the Colorado Springs Guitar Society at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$12, 634-5583. On Sat., Oct. 13, 7:30 p.m.: Miguel Espinoza.

Michael Tomlinson at the Black Rose Acoustic Society, Shoup and Black Forest Roads. $25, 278-8108. Sun., Oct. 14, 3 p.m.

Terri Clark at Cowboys, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd. $22-$26, 596-1212. 18+. Sat., Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m.

classical

Colorado Springs Symphony presenting O'Riley Plays Prokofiev, featuring Christopher O'Riley on piano, at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $8-$44, 520-SHOW. Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13, 7 p.m. Sun., Oct. 14, 2:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic presents "A Musical Odyssey" at Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. $6, 442-6853. Sun., Oct. 14, 3 p.m.

Cosi fan tutte Tale of Love performed by the Western Opera Theatre at Memorial Hall in Pueblo. $8-20, 719/542-1211. Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday Night Recital Series presented by A La Carte Productions featuring pianist Greg Adams on the campus of the Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave. $8-$10, to benefit the school's music program. Call 475-9747 Ext. 110 for more. Thurs., Oct. 25, 7:30 p.m.

jazz & swing

Colorado Springs Symphony Pops with Jubilant Sykes, Club Swing and Skitch Henderson at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $9-$44, 520-SHOW. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29, 8 p.m.

Springs Contemporary Jazz Big Band with Gerard Carelli at the Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$15, 578-5263. Wed., Oct. 17, 7 p.m.

miscellaneous

N.O.W. (Not Ordinary Worship) Praise Band at First Evangelical Free Church, 820 N. 30th St. A casual evening of contemporary praise, preaching and pizza. Free, call 634-3144 or click www.1freechurch.org. Every Saturday night, 6 p.m.

First Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave., featuring new performers every Sunday at 5 p.m. $8-$15, 471-4361. Sept. 30: Christine Anderson. Oct. 28: Edmund Ladouceur. Nov. 18: Mark Hayes. Dec. 9: Christmas Concert.

rock, pop & blues

WASP and Sickbox at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $14, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Fri., Sept. 28, 9 p.m.

Opie Gone Bad at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Sat., Sept. 29, 8:30 p.m.

Hammer Smith Band at Tres Hombres, 116 Midland Ave., Woodland Park. $TBA, 687-0625. Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m.

Artists Against Discrimination at The Chief, 611 N. Main, Pueblo. $5, benefits the Southern Colorado AIDS project. 578-9092. Featuring 2nd Street Review, Martini Shot, Angels of Deception, HighLyfe Playaz, Natural Born Nothings, Bapp Doggz and Fatal Dose. Fri., Sept. 30, 5 p.m.

Allette Brooks at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Tues., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

James Apollo at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Wed., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

Katoorah Jayne at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Fri., Oct. 5, 8:30 p.m.

Marty Jones & the Pork Boilin' Poor Boys at the Acoustic Coffee Lounge, 5152 Centennial Blvd., 268-9951. Sat., Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m.

Earl at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St. Free, 633-1080. Sat., Oct. 6, 8:30 p.m.

Alien Ant Farm, Pressure 4-5 and dredg at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sun., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

The Fab Four at the Air Force Academy's Arnold Hall Theater. $15-$20, 333-4497. Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m.

Strangefolk at the Colorado Music Hall, 2475 E. Pikes Peak Ave. $10, 800/965-4827. All-ages. Sat., Oct. 27, 9 p.m.

music announcements

Group Music Classes with Black Rose Acoustic Society. Six weeks at Meeker Music beginning Oct. 1. Classes in fiddle, banjo, guitar, hammered dulcimer, mandolin and mountain dulcimer. To register call 578-0254.

Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation accepting old instruments to be refurbished and given to children unable to afford and instrument of their own. Bring your old instruments to Grainer School Music, 3490 W. Carefree Cir. or call 574-2001. Tax deductions will be given for the estimated value of the instrument.

PerformancesTheater

Eleemosynary by Lee Blessing at the Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake. $10, 481-0475. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29, 8 p.m.

The Pope of Camden Town and The Verdi Requiem as Performed by the Inmates of Terezin, two one-act plays written by Peter Brumlik. At the Smokebrush Theater, 235 S. Nevada Ave. $12, 444-0884. Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29 at 7:30 p.m. Sun., Sept 30, 2 p.m.

It's My Party... I'll Die If I Want To, at Castaways Dinner PlayHouse Theater. $16 show only, $30 dinner and show, 685-3700. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. Buffet, 6:30 p.m. through Dec. 22.

Lend Me a Tenor, by the Star Bar Players at the Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $10-$12, $5 for It Takes 5 members, 573-7411. Opening Fri.-Sat., Sept. 28-29 and Oct. 5-6, 8 p.m.

The Foreigner by TheatreWorks in Dwire Theater at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $17-$19, 262-3232. Sundays, 4 p.m. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. Through Oct. 7.

Smokey Joe's Caf starring Rita Coolidge and Gary US Bonds at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $24-$41.50, 520-SHOW. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 2-3.

Annie Get Your Gun by the Fine Arts Center Repertory Theater Company, 30 W. Dale St. $20-$25, 634-5583. Oct. 5-21.

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, runs indefinitely.

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.

Honesty Always Wins, an audience participation-style comedy western melodrama followed by a vaudeville-style olio show at Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theater, in Manitou Springs, 444 Ruxton Ave. $22.50, dinner and show, 6 p.m. $12, show only, 8:30 p.m. Call 685-5104 for reservations.

announcements

North Springs Music Theatre holding auditions for Oliver. Prepare 16 bars of any Broadway song (bring music in the right key for accompanist) and bring a resume with a photo. Call for an appointment: Carolyn, 488-3071 or Jennifer, 278-0970. Tues.-Wed., Sept. 25-26, 6-8 p.m.

Strong female lead, age 30 to 40 needed for Strange Snow by Stephen Metcalfe. Rehearses Sept. - Oct. Performance at Smokebrush Theater, Nov. 9-Dec. 2 Call Michael for appt.: 440-3950.

Scriptwriters sought by new local production group for a radio drama series. Only adaptations of great literature are needed, no original scripts please. Please contact 719/389-1337 for information and terms.

RecreationHikes from the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Road. Wear hiking boots and bring water. Reservations, 578-6146. On Sun., Sept. 30, 1-3:30 p.m.: Gold Camp Path (steep).

Dave Garrison Memorial Running Races, 50 miles or 50 Kilometers, beginning in Monument Valley Park. For further information call Bob Whitney, 442-1966 or email rbwhitney17@hotmail.com. Sun., Oct. 21, 7 a.m.

The Silverwolves, Colorado Spring's women's ice hockey team, is looking for members for the 2001-2002 season. Current age range of the team is from 15 years to 50. All skill levels welcome, including beginners. Practices are Thursday nights at Sertich Ice Arena with games and tournaments throughout the state. Call Charlie at 635-2363 for more info or check out the website at www.silverwolves.com.

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.

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

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 SportsSporting Events at the World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Times and ticket prices may vary, call 477-2116. Thurs., Oct. 11: Denver Nuggets vs. Seattle Supersonics. Fri., Oct. 12: Professional Boxing returns. Thurs.-Sun., Oct. 25-28: Skate America 2001 Competition.

Special Events The Bliss Festival, an AIDS benefit at Cascabel's cantina, 4935-B Centennial Blvd. Featuring films and photography by Michael Bliss. Silent auction will be held. $3. Call for reservations, 599-9248. Mon.-Thurs., Sept. 24-27, 7 p.m.

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. through Oct. 1. At Memorial Park: Thursdays, 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. through Sept. 27.

Joyce Hosken Benefit Dinner and Auction to benefit the Manitou resident and artist who suffered a heart attack and stroke on June 28th. Featuring an all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner and auction preview from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by a live auction. Items feature services and art donated by several prominent area artists as well as some of Hosken's own jewelry creations. At Manitou City Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. $4-$8 suggested donation. For information or to donate, call 473-9568. Fri., Sept. 28, 5 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Oktoberfest featuring German brats, dancing, beer and a German market at the Ute Pass Cultural Center, Hwy. 24 and Fairview in Woodland Park. $3-$5, 687-9885.Fri., Sept. 28, 5-11 p.m. Sat., Sept. 29, 3-11 p.m.

Rainbow of Glass Depression Era Glass Show and Sale at the City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. Featuring dealers from 11 states, glass identification help, drawings and huge research library. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Depression Glass Club. $4, 598-1424. Sat., Sept 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sun., Sept. 30, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

An Evening of Fashion presented by Colorado Co-Op to benefit Court Appointed Special Advocates. At Manitou Springs Memorial Hall, 606 Manitou Ave. Features live music by the Silver Stars, food my Primitivo, wine and beer. $25, 389-0696. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Whiskers & Wine, a fundraiser to benefit Dreampower Animal Rescue at the Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron. Features a gourmet three course meal, tasting and silent auction. To donate an item for auction call Michelle, 390-7838. $12-$20. Fri., Oct. 5, 5:30-9 p.m.

Dr. Wayne Dyer, "the father of motivational speaking" at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $25-$45, 520-SHOW. Fri., Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m.

Fall Harvest Festival at Rock Ledge Ranch Historic site, at the east entrance to Garden of the Gods at 30th St. Featuring cider pressing, butter making, wagon rides and more old-fashioned fun. Free, 578-6777. Sat., Oct. 6, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

22nd Annual Birdseed Sale by the El Paso County Parks Naturalist Docent Organization, Inc. to raise funds for supporting new educational programs and exhibits at Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers, 2002 Creek Crossing. 520-6745. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

LeatherFest Colorado 2001 featuring comedian Shann Carr, educators and a wide assortment of leather/kink vendors. In Colorado Springs. For more info visit

http://Homestead.LeatherFest.com or call 719/347-2749. Fri.-Sun., Oct. 19-21.

Mediterranean Dinner & Tasting Series at Primitivo, 28 S. Tejon St. Featuring three courses and 5-7 matched wines. $49, tax and tip not included. Mondays at 7 p.m. Reservations: 473-4900. On Oct. 22: the Basque region of Spain. On Nov. 19: Emilia-Romagna, Italy. On Dec. 10: Portugal.

Youth & Family EventsPrograms at the Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6387. On Sat., Sept. 29, 10-11 a.m.: Dangers of the Outdoors, 10-11 a.m.

Programs at the Fountain Creek Nature Center. Reservations required for all programs, 520-6745. On Sat., Sept. 29, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.: Birdseed Sale.

WaterQuest at Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Road. Learn all about water and enjoy exciting activities and entertainment. Call 578-7088. Sat., Sept. 29, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Snuggle-Up Storytimes at the East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Kids 3 and up are welcome to wear their pyjamas and bring a cuddly to these evening storytimes. Free. Every Wednesday, 7-7:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for additional locations and times.

Father Oriented Parenting Classes at the Fatherhood Foundation, 102 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Suite 306. Taught by certified instructors recognized by the courts and community. Sliding scale available. For info call Ben Corsbie, 648-3058.

Inside/Out Youth Group, fostering a community that nurtures the development of a positive sexual identity in all adolescents, especially young homosexual, bisexual and transgendered people. Meeting at the Pride Center, 125 N. Parkside, every Wednesday from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by recreation at 6:30 p.m. Free, open to youth ages 14-22. Details, 328-1056.

Kids Storytime every Tuesday and Saturday at 11 a.m. at Borders, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Free, 266-1600.

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.

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.

Out of Town Eventsacoustic, folk & country concerts

Beppe Gambetta and Dan Crary at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $16-$19, 303/777-1003. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Michael Smith with Dan Sheridan at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

John McCutcheon at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Colorado Cajun Dance Band and The Zydeco Honkies at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $8-$10, 303/777-1003. Sat., Oct. 6, 9 p.m.

Laurie Lewis at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 12, 8 p.m.

Small Potatoes at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Lucy Kaplansky with Alice Peacock at the Soiled Dove, 1949 Market St. $26.50, 303/299-0100. Sun., Oct. 14, 7:30 p.m.

Dar Williams with Catie Curtis at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $23.25-$26.25, 303/786-7030. Tues., Oct. 16, 7:30 p.m.

Loudon Wainwright III with Annie Gallup at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $17-$20, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 19, 8 p.m.

Alison Krauss and Union Station with Jerry Douglas at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32.50, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 20, 8 p.m.

Alex DeGrassi at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $15-$18, 303/777-1003. Sun., Oct. 21, 8 p.m.

Laughing Hands at Swallow Hill, 71 E. Yale, Denver. $12-$15, 303/777-1003. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

art

Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., 303/443-2122. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Close Sun.-Mon. Free admission, Thursdays 4-6 p.m. Featuring the Emerging Artist Performance Festival, including multimedia by Paula Hunter, performance art by Kenward Elmslie and Steven Taylor, Richard Goulis' Block and more. $10-$12. Wed.-Sat., July 11-15.

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 Sunken Treasures: Ming Dynasty Ceramics from a Chinese Shipwreck, through Nov. 18. Preserving Patterns: The Quilts of Charlotte Jane Whitehill, through Dec. 9. Art, Community and Identity, through Nov. 25. Bruce Nauman, through Dec. 30. 20th Century Design: Breaking All the Rules, through December 31. Giants of Melanesia: Monumental Art from the South Pacific, through Jan. 6. 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 the 28th annual Rocky Mountain National Watermedia Exhibition, through Oct. 21.

Patron's Art Gallery, 290 Fillmore St., Denver. 303/321-5585. Featuring recent paintings of fast-disappearing Colorado open space by Plein Air Artists of Colorado, through Oct. 22.

Classical & jazz music

23rd Annual Summit Jazz featuring Ralph Sutton, Bon Barnard, Howard Alden, Keter Betts, Frank Capp, The Jim Cullum Jazz Band, Titan Hot Seve, Alan Frederickson Jazz Ensenble and the Dry Creek Dixie Dawgs at the Hyatt Regency Tech Center, Denver. $27-$95, 303/670-8471. Fri., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. to midnight. Sat., Sept 29, 11-a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 87 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Sun., Sept. 30, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Jazz Mandolin Project featuring Fishman at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $17, 303/443-3399. Sat.: 21+. Sun.: 16 +. Oct. 6-7, 8 p.m.

Richard Bona Group at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. All-ages. Tues., Oct. 23, 8 p.m.

Brad Mehldau Trio with Larry Grenadier and Jorge Rossy at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $19.50-$22.50, 303/786-7030. Sun., Nov. 4, 7:30 p.m.

comedy

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

Jim Breuer's Heavy Metal Comedy Tour at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. Featuring the former SNL star with his band, the Breu Crue. $30, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

Paul Rodriguez at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32-$36, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 26, 7 and 10 p.m.

Comedy Works, featuring new performers every weekend. 1226 15th St. at Larimer square, Denver. 303/595-3637. Showtimes: Tues.-Thurs., Sat., 8 p.m. Fri., 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. Sat., 6:30 p.m., 8:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m. Sept. 27-29, Dom Irrera; Oct. 3-4, Louie Anderson; Oct. 5-6, Brian Regan; Oct. 11-14 Carlos Menica; Oct. 19-20 Arsenio Hall; Oct. 24-28 Kathleen Madigan.

dance

Dracula by the Colorado Ballet at the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Center, 14th and Curtis Streets. $18-$100, 800/641-1222. Oct. 6-28.

film

Rocky Mountain Film and Video Expo 2001 at The Holiday Inn @ DIA, I-70 and Chambers. Free. Wed.-Thurs., Oct. 10-11.

Telluride International Experimental Cinema Exposition. 719/277-6657. Fri., Oct. 26, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.; Sat.-Sun., Oct. 27-28, 9a.m. to 2a.m.; Mon., Oct. 29, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

literary events

Ray Davies, reading from his autobiography, X-Ray, and performing Kinks classics at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.75, 520-9090. 21+. Sun., Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.

David Sedaris at the Auditorium Theater at the Denver Performing Arts Complex. $18-$25, 520-9090. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

opera

Cesaria Evora at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $32-$44, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

Recreation

Boulder Backroads Marathon and Half-Marathon at Boulder Reservoir, Boulder. $35-$75, www.boulderbackroads.com. Sun., Sept. 30, 8 a.m.

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.

rock, pop & blues

Cold at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Kelly Joe Phelps at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $14-$15, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

Lit with Handsome Devil at the Gothic Theater, Denver. $14, 520-9090. Fri., Sept. 28, 7:30 p.m.

moe. at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. With Sonia Dada, Fri., Sept. 28, 7 p.m. With Spearhead, Sat., Sept. 29, 7 p.m.

Super Diamond at the Ogden Theater, Denver $17, 303/830-2525. Fri., Sept. 28, 8 p.m.

Yonder Mountain String Band with Slip at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $14, 303/786-7030. Fri., Sept. 28, 9 p.m. (21+) Sat., Sept. 29, 9 p.m. (All-ages.)

Todd Snider at the Soiled Dove, Denver. $14, 520-9090. Sat., Sept. 29, 8 p.m.

Melissa Etheridge at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $63-$83, 520-9090. Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

Tricky at the Ogden Theatre, Denver. $17-$22, 303/830-2525. Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m.

The Proclaimers at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $14.50, 303/322-2308. Fri., Oct. 2, 8 p.m.

Soulcracker with Xiren at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $8, 303/786-7030. 16+. Tues., Oct. 2, 9 p.m.

Alice Cooper at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Tues., Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m.

Robert Cray Band with The Blind Boys of Alabama at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25-$27, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 4, 7:30 p.m.

The Temptations at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $39-$59, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.

El Vez at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Fri., Oct. 5, 8 p.m.

Shakedown Street at the Ogden Theater, Denver. $12.50, 303/830-2525. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

Ben Folds at the Gothic Theatre, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Sat., Oct. 6, 8 p.m.

The Damned at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15-$17, 303/322-2308. Sun., Oct. 7, 8 p.m.

Modest Mouse at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax, Denver. $16-$17, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m.

Backstreet Boys with Sisqo and Krystal at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $49.50-$85, 520-9090. Wed., Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Southern Culture on the Skids at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $15, 303/322-2308. Wed., Oct. 10, 8 p.m.

Dusty Drapes & Dusters at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $21, 303/786-7030. 21+. Fri., Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

El Tri with Victimas Del Dr. Cerebro at the Fillmore Auditorium, Denver. $32.25-$42.25, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 12, 9 p.m.

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

Robert Walter's 20th Congress at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10-$12, 303/322-2308. Sat., Oct. 13, 8 p.m.

Barrage at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $29-$39, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 14, 8 p.m.

Ray Davies, reading from his autobiography, X-Ray, and performing Kinks classics at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $25.75, 520-9090. 21+. Sun., Oct. 14, 8:30 p.m.

Beulah at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $7, 303/322-2308. Mon., Oct. 15, 8 p.m.

Midnight Oil at the Paramount Theatre, Denver. $30-$35, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 8:30 p.m.

Jack Johnson featuring a special screening September Sessions, at the Gothic Theatre, Denver. $15.25, 520-9090. Tues., Oct. 16, 8 p.m.

Jane Olivor at the Boulder Theater, Boulder. $28.50, 520-9090. Thurs., Oct. 18, 7 p.m.

Flotsam & Jotsam at the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $12, 303/322-2308. Thurs., Oct. 18, 8 p.m.

Sound Tribe Sector 9 at the Fox Theater, Boulder. $14.25-$16.25, 303/443-3399. Thurs., All-ages. Fri., 21+. Oct. 18-19, 9 p.m.

dc Talk at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $27-$29, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Bob Dylan at the Denver Coliseum, Denver. $35-$45, 520-9090. Sun., Oct. 21, 7:30 p.m.

Fuel with Saliva at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson & Colfax. $23.50, 520-9090. Fri., Oct. 26, 8 p.m.

Oysterhead at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver, $29.75, 520-9090. Tues.-Wed., Oct. 30-31, 7 p.m.

Garaj Mahal at Tulagi's, Boulder. $7.50-$9.50, 303/443-3399. 21+. Fri., Nov. 2, 10:30 p.m. At the Bluebird Theater, Denver. $10, all-ages. 303/322-2308. Sat., Nov. 3, midnight.

Karl Denson's Tiny Universe at The Fillmore Auditorium. 1510 Clarkston St. at Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. 16+. Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m.

Neil Diamond at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $37.50-$67.50, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 5, 10 a.m.

Tori Amos with Rufus Wainwright at the Paramount Theater, Denver. $44, 520-9090. Mon., Nov. 5, 8 p.m.

U2 at the Pepsi Center, Denver. $45-$130, 520-9090. Wed., Nov. 7.

Incubus at the Fillmore Auditorium, Clarkson and Colfax, Denver. $25, 520-9090. Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.

special events

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.

John Denver Celebration, featuring live performances of the late artist's music, meals and church service in Salida, CO. Call Christine Smith at 719/942-9620 for details. Sat.-Sun., Oct. 13-14.

Elder Care Conference featuring keynote speaker Ram Dass at author Dr. Bill Thomas at Congregation Har HaShem, Boulder. Featuring content by experts in gerontology, nursing, psychotherapy, hospice, wellness, institutional management, care giving, and spirituality. $119, 800/943-1920. Fri., Oct. 19.

theater

Glengarry Glen Ross, performed by HorseChart Theater Company at the Denver Civic Center, 721 Santa Fe, Denver. $18-$20, 303/595-3800. Thurs.-Sat., through Sept. 29, 7:30 p.m.

Over the River and Through the Woods, a comedy by Joe DiPietro. At the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Through Sept. 30.

Mrs. Warren's Profession by Germinal Stage Denver. $12.75-$14.75, 303/455-7108. Through Oct. 7.

Les Liaisons Dangereuses at the Denver Civic Theater, Denver. $15-$20, 303/595-3800. Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m. Sundays, 2 p.m Through Oct. 20.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day at the Arvada Center, Denver. $5-$6, 303/431-3939. Through Nov. 30.

Cyrano de Bergerac at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Sept. 27-Nov. 3.

A Skull In Connemara, at the Denver Center, Denver. $26-$42, 303/893-4100. Oct. 4-Nov.4.

The Mystery of Irma Vep presented by The Denver Civic Theatre, 1048 14th St. Adults $20, Students and Seniors $15, Groups 10+ $15, 303/595-3800. Thurs.--Sat., Oct. 12-- Nov. 5, 7:30 p.m. Sun., 2 p.m.

Putting It Together, a musical revue of Stephen Sondheim's recent work at the Arvada Center, Denver. $26-$32, 303/431-3939. Nov. 6-Dec. 2.

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