www.springsrescuemission.org for more drop-off locations.
Having Fun with Cutout Cookies, Cheyenne Canon Inn, 2030 W. Cheyenne Blvd. $30. They bake the cookies, you decorate and take them home. Reservations by Dec. 12. Tues., Dec. 16, 6-8 p.m. Call 633-0625 for more.
Pioneer's Museum Holiday Benefit, 215 S. Tejon. Admission: a pair of new socks for a 3-11yr. child to benefit Washington Elementary School for homeless children. Music, dessert, dramatized fireside chat, Washington Elementary Sun Chime Players, State Rep. Michael Merrifield appearance, Mary Lou Makepeace emceeing. Sat., Dec. 13, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Donations needed for Native Americans. One Nation Walking Together is gathering Christmas donations for people living on reservations. Especially needed are gifts for children, teen boys, adult men and seniors. For more information, or to schedule a tour, call Lori at 329-0251.
Santa Pet Photos, area Petsmarts, $9.95-$12.95. Portion of proceeds go to homeless pets, Sat. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 6-21.
Library Display Cases Available, Penrose and East Public Libraries. Requests by organizations and individuals to use display cases accepted by emailing
email@example.com or calling 531-6333, x1202.
www.palmerlaketennis.com . Register online to play tennis in singles, doubles and mixed couples of all DNTRP levels at six locations. Call Kim Makower at 487-9184 for more.
Good News: A Christmas Cantata, Black Forest Community Church, corner of Shoup and Black Forest roads. Free. Featuring the combined Children's and Chancel choirs. Sun. Dec. 21, 10 a.m.
Woman's Story Retreat: "Becoming Mystics", Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Hall, at Mount Saint Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. $35 before Dec.27th and $45 after, scholarships avail. Fri., Jan. 16, 7-9 p.m. and Sat., Jan.17, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 577-9407 during daytime or Donna at 594-6050 evenings.
Free Fitness Days, any 24 Hour Fitness Locations. Free. Free use of facilities for all. Tues., Dec. 30 to Thurs., Jan. 1.
4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoptions, PetCo, 1650 Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. Come meet dogs available for adoption. Sat., Dec. 13, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Holiday Open House , Second Sight Center , 5636 N. Union Blvd. Free. Fri., Dec. 12, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more, call 388-8584.
American Sign Language classes, various locations and times. Classes for all ages including hearing babies and their caretakers. Call 599-0920 or e-mail ShowofHandsinCS@aol.com for times, locations, and fees.
Woman's Story Gathering: An Afternoon of Women's Spirituality, Stone Haven at Franciscan Retreat Center, 7875 Deer Hill Grove. Free. Theme is "Enfolded in the Mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe." Sun., Dec. 14, 2-4 p.m. For more, call Donna at 594-6050.
Pet Awareness Workshop, Animal Instincts, 20 Mountview Lane. Free with a $10 donation to Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue. Wed., Dec. 17, 6-7:30 p.m., Sat., Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. For more, call 264-6460 for more info or visit www.csabr.com.
Meet N' Greet Booth, Petsmart, Powers Blvd. Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue sponsoring a meet n' greet booth to find a pet. Sun., Dec. 14, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 264-6460 for more.
LEAP (Low-Income Energy Assistance Program) eligibility requirements for 2003-2004 season. LEAP is designed to assist with winter heating costs. To be eligible, a household of one person must take in less than $1,384 per month in income. A two-person household must take in less than $1,841 per month. For an application, call 800/432-8435.
Spiritual Truth, Pikes Perk, 14 S. Tejon St. Let's discuss: Does God Exist? Why does God allow suffering? Is Jesus the way to God? All views welcome. We'll give Christian Bible view. Every Mon., 7 p.m. for more, call 667-0426.
Adoption Options: If you are dealing with an unplanned pregnancy, Adoption Options can help. Committed to providing birth parents with nonjudgmental, accurate information and decision-making counseling. We provide assistance, referral and support free of charge. Call 719/444- 8949, or