www.parks.state.co.us $10-$50. Any boat with a motor or sail operated in Colorado for recreational purposes must be registered with Colorado State Parks. Online forms are on the website, for more information call the registration office at 303/791-1920.
4PAWS Rescue Dog Adoption, PetsMart, 2160 Southgate Rd. Dogs available for adoption. Dec. 20-21, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 687-6347 for more.
Blood Donation, Country Buffett, 7665 N. Academy. Take a break from the holiday rush and donate blood. Walk-ins welcome. Sat. Dec. 20, noon to 3:30 p.m. Call 800/365-0006 for appointment or info.
Bob Telmosse Christmas Eve Giveaway, 5 W. Las Vegas. Donations of toys, clothing, housewares, food, etc. can be dropped off through Wed., Dec. 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Donations are given to the needy at the Southern Colorado Expo Center on Wed., Dec. 24. Visit
www.springsrescuemission.org for more drop-off locations.
Library Display Cases Available, Penrose and East Public Libraries. Requests by organizations and individuals to use display cases accepted by emailing
firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Woman's Story Retreat: "Becoming Mystics", Saint Francis of Assisi Parish Hall, at Mount Saint Francis, 7665 Assisi Heights. $35 before Dec.27 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 Location. Free. Free use of facilities for all. Tues., Dec. 30 to Thurs., Jan. 1.
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. 20-21.
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.
College Information Day, PPCC Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 South Academy Blvd. Free. PPCC is currently taking applications for the spring semester, which starts Jan. 19. Apply online. For more information, call 540-PPCC (7722) or 866-411-PPCC.
Pet Awareness Workshop, Animal Instincts, 20 Mountview Lane. Free with a $10 donation to Colorado Springs All Breed Rescue. Sat., Dec. 22, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. For more, call 264-6460 for more info or visit www.csabr.com.
Gathering of Souls Open Forum, Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, Discussions on Spiritual Practice and Living with Music, open poetry mike. Every Sat. through Dec. from 8 p.m. to midnight. For more, call 685-0986
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.
HUNA Study Group, First Sunday every month, 7 p.m. Spiritual exercises from the ancient path of HUNA that can show you how you connect with your higher self. HUNA is beautiful in its simplicity and can offer immediate results in positive and productive ways to change your life. For more, call 719-593-9511.