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Christine Varney's Campaign Kickoff for House District 17, Sand Creek Community Center, 550 Sand Creek Drive. Join John Morse, Michael Merrifield and others to support Varney. Thurs., June 15, 5-7 p.m. Visit christinevarney.com for more or call 392-2245.

Restorative Practices Boomerang-It Trainings, UCCS Beth El College of Nursing, University Hall, room 140. Learn about practices that reunite estranged families, reduce discipline problems in school, improve employee relations, shrink recidivism rates and strengthen communities. Trainings available June 16-17 and July 7-8 and 28-29. Visit youthtransformationcenter.org or call 440-1983 for more.

2nd Annual Back on Track Concert, Trestle Building, 219 W. Colorado Ave. $30. Featuring food and live music to benefit Urban Peak Colorado Springs, which helps homeless teens get back on track. Fri., June 16, 6-9 p.m. Call 634-8801 for more.

Steppin' Out in Old Town, venues between 23rd and 27th streets in Old Colorado City. Free. Featuring live music, dance, food and more in support of Colorado Springs Memorial Children's Hospital. June 16-18, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Fri. and Sat., noon to 6 p.m., Sun. Call 520-9494 for more.

Wheelin' Sportsmen NWTF Colorado Springs Fishing Derby, Prospect Lake in Memorial Park, 207 S. Union Blvd. Featuring events for disabled children and adults to benefit wild turkey restoration. June 16-17. Call 303/947-5113 or visit wheelinsportsmen.org for more.

2nd Annual Dump & Donate Day, Coronado High School parking lot, 1590 W. Fillmore St. Donate to the Salvation Army and receive tax receipts. Sat., June 17, 9 a.m. to noon. Call 227-9900 for more.

Dreampower Animal Rescue's Paws in the Park, Bear Creek Park, 245 Bear Creek Road. Featuring a dog walk, adoption fair, demonstrations and more. Sat., June 17, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 390-7838 or visit dreampower-arf.com.

4th Annual Hike for Habitat, Monument Valley Park Pavilion, 170 W. Cache La Poudre St. $25. Hike four miles through park trails to raise funds for Habitat for Humanity. Sat., June 17, 8:30 a.m. Call 475-7800 by June 5 to register.

4th Annual Carl Cousins Memorial Golf Tournament, Cheyenne Shadows Golf Club at Fort Carson, Building 7800, Titus Blvd. $125. Golf to benefit KPC Kids' Place Respite Nursery. Fri., June 23, 12:30 p.m. Call 442-6337 for more.

CSC Veterans' Home Run, Memorial Park, 270 S. Union Ave. $12. The Pikes Peak Road Runners hosts this 5K or 3K walk to bring awareness to the Colorado Veterans Coalition's Crawford House. Sun., July 2, 7 a.m. Call 636-2696 for more.

Continental Divide Trail Alliance Annual TrailFest, Columbine Park, Hwy 24 and Main Street, Buena Vista. $5-$15. Enjoy outdoor activities, food, music and more to benefit the Continental Divide Trail. Sat., July 15, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 303/838-3760 or visit cdtrail.org for more.

ForestEdge Garden Tour to Benefit Wild Forever Foundation, 12285 Lindsay Lane. $4. Tour four acres of flowers, trees, shrubs, edibles, compost and mulch beds and view unusual woodworks. July 21-23, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 268-8066 for more.

2006 Democratic Leadership Council National Conversation, Hyatt Regency, 650 15th St., Denver. Featuring hundreds of Democratic leaders from across the nation. July 22-24. Visit dlc.org for more.

Fair Trade 101, The Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla Ave. Free. Learn about fair trade with Wild Oats' Becca Sickbert and Beneficial Foods Co-op's Doug Wiley. Sat., June 24, 1-4 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

6th Annual Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Buddy Walk, Manitou Springs. Raise pledges for a three-mile walk through Manitou Springs and enjoy food, entertainment and more to benefit individuals with Down syndrome. Sat., Aug. 26, 8:30 a.m. to noon. Visit csdsa.org for more.

Brats and Fine Art Fundraiser for the Manitou Library, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs. $10. Enjoy brats, beer, music, art and more. Wed., Sept. 6, 5-8 p.m. Call 685-9100 for more.

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