- El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre St., 471-0106. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Moments Caught on Paper, mixed media works by George Sanchez, through January. Visit el-tesoro.com for more.
Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Die Is Cast: Money of the Ancient World through September 2007. Visit money.org for more.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Wild Mongolia, by Barbara Davies in the Avenue Gallery, through Feb. 27. Colorado Gold: Tapping Colorado's Creative Mother Lode in the Hagnauer Gallery, through to March 3. Whimsical works by Kat and Bob Tudor in the Spencer Hall Gallery and paintings by Robin Anderson and Bill Cross in the Espresso with Art Gallery. Visit thebac.org for more.
The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Digits through Jan. 28.
Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Ave., 578-5744. Featuring Abstract from a Geometric Mind, works of Ron Cornelius, through Jan. 31.
Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Braingirl, a nine-episode animated series about a mutant-cute girl who wears her insides on the outside, through Feb. 4. Exhibit includes nudity and adult themes.
Colorado Springs Airport, 7770 E. Drennan Road, 550-1917. Featuring 2007 First Quarter Art Exhibit, works by Kathryn Wallace, David Twede, Jerry Rhodes, Tom Woodward and local school children, through March.
Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring Buffalo Bill and the Invention of the Wild West through Jan. 27. Visit cspm.org for more.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs. Open Daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Potters for Peace Benefit Show, works by Nicaraguan potters, Jan. 26 to Feb. 19. Opening reception, Fri., Jan. 26, 5 p.m. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com for more.
Cucuru Gallery, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Baskets of the Wounaan Indians, handmade and dyed baskets from the Darian Rainforest of Panama, through January.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/583-0453. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. $3-$4 for non-members. Featuring Colorado 1870-2000: Then and Now II, photos by John Fielder and William Henry Jackson, through April. Opening reception, Sat., Feb. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
El Tesoro Restaurant and Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre St., 471-0106. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Moments Caught on Paper, mixed media works by George Sanchez, through January. Visit el-tesoro.com for more.
Envi, 2104 W. Colorado Ave., 352-7818. Open Tues.- Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Splash of Color, works by Lisa Fabiano, Patty Blakeman, Brooke Johnson, Marci Featherstone and others, through January. Visit envi.biz for more.
FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583. Open Mon.-Thurs., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Spring Forward, works of Colorado Springs artists Dan Britton, Pard Morrison, Laurel Swab and Rita Zimmerman, Jan. 27 to March 4. Opening reception, Jan. 27, 6-9 p.m. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.
Fireplace Gallery of Colorado, 5755 Industrial Place, 574-3224. Presenting the Colorado Springs Art Guild, featuring original oils, acrylics, watercolors, pastels, sculpture and other media through March.
The Nook, 2821 Dublin Blvd., 265-8980. Open Mon., 6:30-10:30 a.m. and Tues.-Sun., 7 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Featuring the works of Joe R. Luciano, Barbara J. Davies and Dottie Lirette through April.
OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 684-9439. Featuring G.M.F. 80819, a series by artists from Green Mountain Falls, P.C. Superheroes, illustrations by Alex Sena and Mutinous Continuum, works by Drew Stofflet, Tim Davis, J.P.Z., Kim Polomka and Richard Ward and more, through March 1.
OpticalReverb at the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 684-9439. Featuring Reticulated Microphobia, paintings by Jeff Jag, through Feb. 10.
Orly's Art Gallery & Custom Framing, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring works by Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan, Michael Ome Untiedt, Thomas J. Owen and Tim Diebler.
Pianos " New & Used, 413 N. Tejon St. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Musical Journeys, photographs by Lillian Kaiser of famous rock, blues and pop musicians, through Jan 30.
Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, various venues, 531-6333. Briargate Branch featuring works by Academy School District 20 art faculty members. East Library featuring Mother Nature, photos by Gaetan Dery. Fountain Branch featuring Rocks and Ranches of Colorado Springs, infrared photography by David Tweed. Monument Branch featuring Wild Spirits, a digital photography exhibit, and In the Style of Charles Rennie MacKintosh. Runs through January. East Library featuring The Courage to Remember: The Holocaust 1933-1943, Feb. 2-28. Opening reception, Sun., Feb. 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Free workshop, Tues., Feb. 13, 4:30-6 p.m. Visit ppld.org for more.
Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Man's Perspective, works by Chris Fielder, Michael Pointer and Ray Shaw to benefit the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, through April 28.
Raven's Nest Coffee House, 330 N. Institute St., 632-3433. Featuring landscape oil paintings by Linda Lloyd Thomas through January. A percentage of the proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity.
Rubbish, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Free. Featuring works of Lindsay Hand and Doug Rousse.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring Colorado landscape artist Charles Partridge Adams through Jan. 27. Works by Ann Moore, Richard Tyler, Joe Adamich and the Southern Watercolor Society through Feb. 3. Tradicon Mexico, featuring three galleries of work by Mexican and American artists, Feb. 10 to May 5. Opening reception, Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. The Legend of Chromes, works from the Museo Soumaya de Mxico, Feb. 23 to April 21. Viva La Revoluci'n! Money of the Mexican Revolution, Feb. 23 to April 21. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Maestros de Mexico: Continuity Amidst Challenge, an exhibition and sale of handmade jewelry and hollowware by leading designers of the Mexican Silver Renaissance benefiting CASA, through March 17. Opening reception, Feb. 2, 5-8 p.m. Visit smokebrush.org for more.
UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring The Way We Live Now and other artist books from the Polly and Mark Addison Collection, through March 16. Student Art Exhibition, April 6 to June 1. Water Media International XV, June 15 to Aug. 3. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.
Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710. Open Mon.-Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Art of the Wounann, traditional baskets from Panama, through Jan. 31.
Wayne Lambert Gallery, 2423 W. Colorado Ave., 471-1574. Open Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring original platinum/palladium photographs of the Southwest and Mexico.
Art events "Art Unscripted," CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Artist, cartoonist and TV producer Christopher Sperandio will discuss the intersections of art, MTV and reality television. Thurs., Jan. 25, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.
Carnivale Puppet and Costume Workshops, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Free. Public art group Concrete Couch will help participants with ideas and techniques for making masks, costumes and giant puppets for the parade. Jan. 27-28 and Feb. 10-11, noon to 4 p.m. Call 761-1853 or visit concretecouch.org for more.
"Made in Taiwan: A Photo Exhibition of an Authentic Taiwan" CC's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Featuring an exhibit of large-format photographs from the Taiwanese Culture Center including natural scenery, culture and the arts, social evolution and concern for human rights, through Feb. 9. Call 389-6606 for more.
Pikes Peak Weavers Guild, Mountain View Church of Christ, 1060 E. LaSalle St. Featuring "A Journey into Fabric and Handwoven Dolls" presented by Janet Anzlovar. Fri., Feb. 9, 9 a.m. Visit pikespeakweavers.org for more.
Muralist Leo Tanguma, Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Watch artist Leo Tanguma as he paints a community sculptural mural in the Hoag Gallery celebrating Hispanic culture in the U.S. Runs Feb. 3 to April 28. Reception, Fri., Feb. 23, 5-7 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.
Auditions & Entries
Manitou Springs Carnivale Parade is seeking entrants in this year's Mardi Gras-style celebration, themed "With a Little Help from Our Friends." Musicians, human-powered floats, giant puppets, highly individualized costumes, and anyone and anything entertaining and non-motorized are encouraged to participate. The family-friendly parade will begin Sat., Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. Participants meet at Memorial Park at 12:30 p.m. Call 685-4317 for more.
The League of Women Voters is requesting nominations for the LWV Making Democracy Work Award. Nominees should be women between the ages of 50 and 65 who have been part of the workforce and contributed to the community in a meaningful way. Nomination forms due Jan. 26. Call 337-9435 or visit lwvppr.org for more.
Star Bar Players is holding auditions for Five Women Wearing the Same Dress at Community Prep School gym, 332 E Willamette Ave. on Jan. 28-29, noon to 4 p.m. Call 573-7411 or visit starbarplayers.org for more.
Apogaea is a collaborative art and music festival and Colorado's official regional Burning Man event. Apogaea's Creative Committee is accepting grant applications for visual art, workshops, performances, theme camps, installations, environments, sound, video and more. Applications due Jan. 31. Visit apogaea.com for more.
Heebee Jeebees Tattoos is seeking artists to display and sell work in its new gallery. Accepting applications through January. E-mail email@example.com or visit the space at 318A E. Colorado Ave. for more.
OpticalReverb is seeking local visual and literary works for its first annual book. E-mail your portfolio, artist statement and bio to JPZacharias@opticalreverb.com for consideration. Call 684-9439 for more.
Blue Spruce Gallery will host an open theme show "Cabin Fever" on Feb. 3 and invites artists to interpret the theme in any media. Entries are available at Commonwheel Artists Co-op in Manitou Springs, Fremont Center for the Arts in Canon City and Blue Spruce Gallery in Florence. Call 719/784-1339 for more.
Leadership Pikes Peak is seeking nominees for its annual leadership awards including the Community Inspiration Award, the Modeling the Way Community Leadership Award and the Makepeace Community Trustee Award. Nominations are due Thurs., Feb. 8. Call 632-2618 or visit leadershippikespeak.org for more.
The City of Colorado Springs is requesting photos of functional art in park settings (seating, bike racks, picnic tables and shelters, fencing, wall, signage murals, play features) to be incorporated in a catalog for use by the City Parks Department and private park developers. Closes Feb. 15. Call Jennifer Jones at 385-5265 for more.
The El Paso County Fair Queen Committee is seeking qualified candidates to serve as Fair Queen in 2007. Contestants must be female, 18 to 22 years old and never married. Applications are due by Feb. 16, 3 p.m. Call 520-7880 or visit elpasocountyfair.com for an application packet and more.
Cedars Jazz Club & Paragon Ballroom at 3125 Sinton Road is seeking artists to display their work in the ballroom and club. Call Ron at 510-1450 for more.
Pikes Peak Philharmonic is auditioning musicians for the annual Youth Concerto Competition in January. A cash prize will be awarded and the winner will perform with the Pikes Peak Philharmonic on May 20. Call Brenda at 471-7605 for an appointment.
CHANGE, a subgroup of TESSA, is seeking two- and three-dimensional works for Finding Our Voices, an art exhibit for Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All survivors, allies and supporters are encouraged to submit entries by March 1. Call 761-6002 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
The Stakes Are High Casino Night, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St. $35. Featuring casino style games, silent auction, door prizes and dinner by Carrabba's Italian Grill. Proceeds to benefit the Multiple Sclerosis Alliance of Southern Colorado. Sat., Jan. 27, 6-10 p.m. Call 633-4601 ext. 101 for more.
Community Blood Drive, Bonfils Blood Center Bus. Southeast Family Center YMCA, 2190 Jet Wing Drive, Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 24-Hour Fitness, 1892 Southgate Road, Jan. 31, 1:30-6 p.m. Call 800/365-0006 or visit bonfils.org for more.
- Plantera Group Gallery, Plantera Group, 731 N. Weber St., 886-0456. Open Mon.-Thurs., 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Fri., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring A Mans Perspective, works by Chris Fielder, Michael Pointer and Ray Shaw to benefit the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, through April 28.
Sock Hop for SET, drop-off points at SET Family Medical Clinics, Penrose Hospital, Penrose Community Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, El Paso Western Pipeline, The Gazette and Citadel Broadcasting. The SET Homeless Clinic at the Marion House is seeking athletic socks, one of the key supplies during the winter months, through Jan. 31. Call 776-8850 or visit setofcs.org for more.
Fund for the Future Breakfast, Pikes Peak Community College Atrium, Centennial Campus, 5675 S. Academy Blvd. $25. Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Pikes Peak Community College Foundation. Wed., Jan. 31, 7:30 a.m. Call 502-2016 for reservations and more.
Breakfast with the Chamber, Wyndham Hotel, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $20-$30. Meet Richard Myers the new Police Chief and hear his vision for the future. Tues., Feb. 8, 7:30 a.m. Call 575-4382 or visit coloradospringschamber.org for more.
Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board Meeting, Elkhorn Catering & Conference Center, Building 7300, Fort Carson. Learn about environmental restoration and ongoing site cleanup projects at Fort Carson. Thurs., Feb. 8, 6:30 p.m. Call 526-8004 for more.
24th Annual Heart Ball, The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Ave. Join the American Heart Association for an evening of vintage Hollywood glamour with cocktails, dining, auctions and dancing to the music of The Martini Shot. Sat., Feb. 10, 5:45 p.m. Call 635-7688 for more.
Colorado Conference on Volunteerism & Service Learning, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $20-$185. Presenting a three-day conference entitled Reaching New Heights: Through Commitment to Ethics, Professionalism and Leadership. Wed.-Fri., Feb. 21-23. Call 955-0765 or visit ccov.org for more.
Clubs & Organizations
Parents without Partners, Poor Richard's Restaurant children's area, 324 1/2 N. Tejon St. Free. Learn about the organization and upcoming events at this free session. Fri., Jan. 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 278-6931 or visit pwpcolorado.org for more.
Aficionados Luncheon, CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $12.50 includes lunch buffet. Anne Hyde and Maria Varela will discuss the Hulbert Center's involvement in student research projects on issues of water and land rights, environmental justice and policy change. Wed., Jan. 31, noon. Reserve a space at 389-6649 by Mon., Jan. 29.
Colorado Springs Young Professionals 3-Year Anniversary Party, Blondie's, 24 N. Tejon St. Complimentary drinks and food. Open to all young professionals in Colorado Springs. Wed., Jan. 31, 6-9 p.m. E-mail email@example.com for more.
Colorado Springs Sports Corporation, Penrose House Garden Pavilion, 1661 Mesa Ave. $25-$30. Presenting the First Annual Baseball "Hot Stove Luncheon" with ESPN's Dave Campbell. Tues., Feb. 6, noon. Call Jessica Klem at 634-7333 ext. 1009 for more.
The Colorado Springs Branch of the American Association of University Women, Biaggi's Ristorante, 1805 Briargate Pkwy. $9. Monthly meeting presenting Dr Debbie Evercloud on "Securing the Economy and the Environment for our Children." Refreshments included. Sat., Feb. 10, 2 p.m. Call Jeanne Marsh at 590-7237 for reservations by Feb. 6.
Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Call Richard Buchanan at 685-1984 for more.
The UFO Institute Colorado Springs Chapter, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Monthly meetings at 7 p.m. the third Tuesday of every month at the Police Operations Center, 705 S. Nevada Ave.
GFWC Woman's Club of Colorado Springs, CC's Slocum Hall Commons, 130 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting speakers from the community and refreshments. Meets the second Wednesday of every month September through April at 2 p.m. Call Kathy at 590-1436 for more.
Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road. Free. Featuring speakers and programs on topics including protection of cold water fisheries, fly fishing, conservation and the environment. Meets at 7 p.m. the fourth Tuesday of every month. Visit cmctu.org for more.
Empower Colorado, First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd. A support group for families of children with a mental illness. Meets the second Saturday of the month. Call 559-7679 for more.
Emotions Anonymous Support Group, Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada Ave. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month. Call 573-7846 for more.
Recovery Incorporated, Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point. Offering a self-help group for people with depression, anxiety, obsessions or other psychological issues. Meets Thursdays, 6-8 p.m. Call 393-5316 for more.
Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Pikes Peak Region, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd. Donations accepted. Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 351-7951 for more.
Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call AARP at 635-3579 for more.
The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, SilverWood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail. $14. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering outdoor activities and social events. Call 260-0651 for reservations and more.
Sno-Jets Ski Club Events, Howard's BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St. Club meets Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. Offering ski trips, biking, hiking and other activities. Visit snojets.org or call 577-7669 for more.
Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., $7.50. For all women in the workplace, a buffet luncheon with speakers addressing the theme Wednesday Matinee: Encouragement for Life's Reel Dramas through April. Meets first and third Wednesdays of the month, 11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Call 884-6234 by Monday prior for reservations.
WINGS provides therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed, accepted and no longer alone. Women's groups meet Monday and Tuesday evenings. Men's group is developing a waiting list. Call 800/373-8671 or visit wingsfound.org for more.
El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m. Call Mark at 548-9114 for more.
Film & Video
Beaver Trilogy, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567. Presenting a series of three short films including The Beaver Kid, a documentary about filmmaker Trent Harris' meeting of an eccentric youth from Beaver, UT. Fri., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. Visit galleryuccs.org for more.
Senior Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing The Da Vinci Code, Jan. 31, noon, at East Library. Call 531-6333 for more.
Food & Drink
Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. Offering "Cooking to Stay Young," Jan. 25. "Cooking with Janelle," Jan. 27. "Intro to EFT," Jan. 30. Call 622-1099 for more information.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. Microbrew Tasting, Jan. 25. California Wine Tasting, Jan. 27. "Old World Vs. New World" Wine Tasting, Feb. 1. "Wines of the World" Tasting, Feb. 3. "New World Wine" Tasting, Feb. 10. Spanish Wine Tasting, Feb. 17. Microbrew Tasting, Feb. 22. "Wines of the World" Tasting, Feb. 24. Pre-registration is required. Call 596-4700 for more.
The Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St. Offering wine tastings, Wednesdays, 6 p.m., $20. "Screw Top Wines," Jan. 31. "Freestyle Cooking Classes" with Chef James Davis, Saturdays, 8:30-10:30 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., $45. Fish, Jan. 27. Beer, Feb. 3. Five-Course Best of Wine Dinner, $60, Jan. 29, 6 p.m. Call 598-7565 or visit thebluestar.net for more.
Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "Simply Red," Jan. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $45. "A Friendly Introduction To Wine," Feb. 4, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40. "Wine and Chocolate," Feb. 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $45. "You're So Sweet," Feb. 25, 5:30-8 p.m. $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.
First Thursday Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $10-$14. Featuring "Wines to Pair with Chocolate," Thurs., Feb. 1, 5-8 p.m. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org for more.
Candy Making Classes, CSU Cooperative Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $10. Presenting simple candy making techniques, high altitude guidelines, and demonstrations on preparing taffy, meringues, caramel, brittle and chocolate-covered cherries. Tues., Feb. 6, 6-8 p.m. Call 636-8920 for more.
16th Annual Wine Festival, Garden of the Gods Club, Broadmoor Hotel and Paragon Culinary School. $30-$175. The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center presents Pinot Noirs from Around the World with seminars, tastings, dinner, auctions and more. Fri.-Sat., March 9-10. Call 634-5583 or visit csfineartscenter.org for more.
Health & Healing
Taize Service, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Taize service of song, prayer and silence. Open to all faith communities. Thurs., Jan. 25, 7-8 p.m. Call 635-3549 or visit fcucc.org for more.
"Natural Weight Loss without the Hype," Sage Woman Herbs, 308-A South Eighth St. $15-$20. Learn about natural and herbal remedies for weight loss. Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 473-9702 or visit sagewomanherbs.com for more.
Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Offering "Dancing the Elements: Energy Interpretation in Action," Jan. 27. "The Archangel Michael Speaks," Feb. 2. "Celtic Spirit," Feb. 3. "Our Sacred Connection: How Do You Experience the Divine?" Feb. 10. "Deeksha," Feb. 16. "Emotional Freedom Technique," Feb. 23-25. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.
Yoga Day USA for Dreampower, Dancing Hearts Yoga Studio, 2828 W. Colorado Ave. Join one-hour classes throughout the day. All proceeds will benefit Dreampower Animal Rescue. Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 685-1100 for more. s
Benet Hill Center Classes, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Offering Meyers-Briggs Type Indicator, Jan. 27. Call 633-0655 for more.
"The Blessings of Gratitude," ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St. Discussion and sharing on the spiritual benefits of a grateful heart. Sun., Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. Call 633-0453 or visit eckankar.org for more.
Smooth Changes Therapies Events, 4935 N. 30th St. #180. "EFT Intensive Workshop," Feb. 4, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. "EFT Tapping Group," Feb. 7 and 21, 6-8 p.m. and March 7 and 21, 6-8 p.m. Reservations required. Call 271-6089 or visit smoothchanges.com for more.
"Be Still and Know that I Am God," Trinity United Methodist Church, 701 N. 20th St. Free. Presenting an opportunity to prepare your heart and mind for the season of Lent. Sat., Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 633-9295 for more.
Fairie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy. Free readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays 2-6 p.m. and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m. Offering "Color Healing Series," Feb. 13, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," Feb. 20, 7-8 p.m. "Essential Oils," Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 591-0236 for more.
"Transform Your Life" Meditation Class, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 303/813-9551 or visit meditationincolorado.org for more.
Weight Management Classes, Peak Nutrition, 606 S. Tejon St. Offering classes on intuitive eating providing motivation, support and tools to make a new start. Taught by a registered dietitian. Thursdays, 6:30 p.m. Call 548-9859 for more.
First Congregational Saturday Movement Practice, Founder's Room, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Donations accepted. Building community through movement and dance. Childcare provided. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Call 291-3120 for more.
Sacred Communitas Center Events, 1353 S. Eighth St., Suite 102. Goddess Embodied Women's Circle, $10. Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. Creative Abundance Circle, $10. Mondays, 7-9 p.m. Call 210-1085 or visit innercraft.com for more.
Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, HealthLink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220. Register for a variety of classes from childbirth classes to yoga, massage and smoking cessation. Call 444-2273 or visit memorialhealthsystem.com for more.
Celebrate Recovery, Westside First Church, 520 N. Walnut St. Join the road to recovery with this Christian-based support program. Saturdays, 7 p.m. Call 473-7113 for more.
- Orlys Art Gallery & Custom Framing, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring works by Sparky LeBold, Desmond OHagan, Michael Ome Untiedt, Thomas J. Owen and Tim Diebler.
Falun Gong Group, Monument Valley Park, directly behind the Fine Arts Center at 30 W. Dale St. Free training, e-books and e-video. Graceful exercises to meditation music, every Sunday, 2-3 p.m. Newcomers welcome. Call Joyce at 282-9236 for more.
Yoga for Problem Areas, Haven Wellness Spa, 4749 N. Academy Blvd. $5, introductory class. Focus on neck and shoulders in January, hips in February, and the back in March. Meets Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Call 264-9553 for more.
Special Needs Yoga, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201. Offering yoga for those with physical challenges cancer recovery, joint and muscle limitations, fibromyalgia, heart disease and more. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 578-8093 for more.
Yoga and Coffee, Java Buddha Coffee House, 2631 Colorado Ave. $5. Learn Ashtanga, Hatha and Vinyasa yoga from certified instructors. Call 633-5282 for times.
Insight Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite A. Silent sits on Sundays, 9-10 a.m. and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Orientation for first timers, Wednesdays, 6:15 p.m. Guided loving kindness sits on Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. Call Carol at 473-7609 for more.
Lectures & Learning
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "Quickbooks Pro Advanced," Jan. 25. "Legalities of Starting a Business in Colorado," Jan. 31. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Feb. 12. "Drop Dead Marketing Ideas," Feb. 14. "Basics of Bookkeeping," Feb. 15. "Avoiding Commercial Real Estate Land Mines," March 7. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more.
District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering Building Health Early, Jan. 25. Beginning Arabic I, Beginning Country Line Dance I and Beginning Mandarin Chinese, Jan. 29. Computer Novice I, Beginning French, Beginning Conversational Spanish, Beginning Ballroom and Intermediate Ballroom, Jan. 30. Mah Jongg for Beginners, Jan. 31. Beginning German and Teen Nutrition, Feb. 1. Call 520-2384 or visit d11.org/communityed for more.
"Music and Multiculturalism: Islam, Identity and Musical Culture in Malaysia," CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St. Free. Presenting a lecture with Margaret Sarkissian, associate professor of music at Smith College. Thurs., Jan. 25, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.
"Get Organized Month: Paper Paper Everywhere," Briargate Branch Library, 9475 Briar Village Point. Free. Professional organizer Cari Pemberton will discuss how to reduce the influx of junk mail, how to process mail and file papers so you can find them. Thurs., Jan. 25, 1 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.
"Landscaping for the Pikes Peak Region," Phelan Gardens, 4955 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $10-$35. Presenting a four-session workshop on Landscape Design, Hardscape, Plant Selection, and Successful Turf and Ground Covers. Sat., Jan. 27 or Feb. 3, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 574-8058 for more.
"Railroads, Mines and Mills of Ute Pass Area," Community Congregational Church Fellowship Hall, 103 Pawnee Ave., Manitou Springs. The Mineral Springs Foundation Historic Speaker Series presents Al Greist and Tom County. Sun., Jan. 28, 3 p.m. "Some Urban Walk Stories," with Leslie Bergstrum, Sun., Feb. 11, 3 p.m. "William Bell as a Railroad Spy," with Lew Archer, Sun., Feb. 25, 3 p.m. "Garden of the Gods Trading Post, Past and Present," with David Maddox and Linda Landes, Sun., March 11, 3 p.m. "The Cliff House: Mountain Hospitality at Its Finest," with Deborah Harrison and Betty Jo Cardona, Sun., March 25, 3 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.
"Dignified Divorce," Springs Counseling Center, 5540 Tech Center Drive, Suite 203. $50-$60. Offering a five-week workshop to help people with children navigate the divorce process. Mondays, Jan. 29 to March 5, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 548-0100 or visit springscounseling.com for more.
"Divorce Property Settlement Workshop," Creative Financial Services, 536 E. Uintah St. Free. Presenting Dr. Pat Boone, author and property settlement expert. Mon., Jan. 29, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 471-4774 for reservations and more.
Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "Catalogs and Orchids: A Gardener's Cure for the Winter Blues," Jan. 30, 2-4 p.m. or Feb. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. "CENTsational Landscapes: Where To Spend Your Landscaping Dollars," Feb. 6, 2-4 p.m. or Feb. 8, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 636-8923 to register.
"Starting a Small Business" $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Air Force Academy, Jan. 30. Fort Carson, Feb. 8, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Peterson Air Force Base, Feb. 7, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Schriever Air Force Base, Feb. 27, May 15, Aug. 28, Nov. 20. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.
Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Teaching African American History," Feb. 9. "Why is Most of the Universe Missing?" March 9. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. For more call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu.
"Should You Start Your Own Business" $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Penrose Library, Feb. 13, March 6, April 17, May 8 and June 19. East Library, March 29 and May 29. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.
"Oil and Gas: Fuel for the Current Rockies Boom," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Commons, 1025 N. Cascade Ave. Presenting "Renewable Energy Possibilities: Offsets to Traditional Sources," with Randy Udall, director of the CORE in Aspen, Tues., Feb. 27, 7:30 p.m. "Adjusting to the End of Cheap Oil: What Should the U.S. and the Rockies Do?" with Matthew R. Simmons, author of Twilight in the Desert, Mon., March 5, 7:30 p.m. Visit stateoftherockies.com for more.
Pikes Peak Library District Events, various library locations. Offering book clubs, story times and programs on writing, business, languages, computers, parenting, crafts, film, history, animals, theater and more for children, teens, adults and seniors. Call 531-6333 or visit ppld.org for times and locations.
The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps. Call 385-7920 for more.
Sheppard Art Institute, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Fees vary. Offering classes through a nonprofit with the mission of providing opportunities to study art and culture. Call 282-2706 for more.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations. Featuring "Subtle Energy: The Causative Forces Behind the Veil of the Physical World," Jan. 25. "French Art and Architecture," Jan. 28. "Savoring," Jan. 29. "Tackling Tech Terms," Jan. 30. "Traveling to Turkey: A Tale of Two Worlds," Jan. 30. "Top 10 Presidential Blunders in U.S. History," Jan. 31. "T'ai Chi Chih Practice Sessions," Jan. 31. "Using Internet and E-mail," Jan. 31. Call 633-4991 or visit visitpillar.org for more.
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. Poet Robert Mesey, Thurs., Jan 25, 7 p.m. Camille Paglia, Tues., Feb. 6, 7:30 p.m. James Salter, Thurs., Feb. 8, 7 p.m. Tony Moffeit, Sat., Feb 24, 7:30 p.m. Azar Nafisi, Fri., March 30, 7:30 p.m. David Mason, Thurs., April 5, 7 p.m. Peter Matthiessen, Wed., May 2, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.
"Crime Scene Investigation II," Colorado Springs Marriott, 5550 Tech Center Drive. $65-85. Pikes Peak Writers brings together law enforcement experts to help you write more realistic crime fiction. Sat., Jan. 27, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 531-5723 or visit ppwc.net for more.
Pikes Peak Romance Writers Meeting, Falcon Police Station Community Room, 7850 Goddard St. $5, members free. Presenting "How to Feed and Nourish Your Inner Teen" with Barbara Samuel. Sun., Jan. 28, 2-4 p.m. Visit pprw.org for more.
Reader's Passport, Pikes Peak Library District, all locations. Free. Participants (16 years and over) read six books to receive a free book. A book will also be donated to a nonprofit of the reader's choice. Runs through March 31. Sign up in local libraries or visit ppld.org for more.
Pikes Peak Writers Conference, Wyndham Hotel Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Drive. $295-$350. Presenting a journey into the world of commercial fiction with speakers that include authors, agents and editors. April 20-22. Call 531-5723 or visit ppwc.net for more.
Peter Mayer in Concert, Mount St. Francis, St. Joseph Auditorium, 7665 Assisi Heights. $12-$14. Presenting the guitar and vocals of singer-songwriter Peter Mayer with Joe Uveges. Fri., Jan. 27, 7:30 p.m. Call 227-8648 or visit petermayer.net for more.
Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive. $20. Presenting Patty Larkin, Sun., Feb. 18, 7 p.m. Erika Luckett, Fri., March 9, 7:30 p.m. Call 329-1644 or visit house-concerts.org for more.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$50. Presenting the world premiere of The Garden of the Gods by Glen Cortese along with Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Sibelius' Symphony No. 5. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m. Gershwin's Greatest Hits, including Porgy and Bess, An American in Paris, Strike Up the Band and Rhapsody in Blue. Sat., Feb. 3, 8 p.m. Call 884-2110 or visit csphilharmonic.org for more.
Organ Concert, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free will offering. Presenting organist Bonnie Linder performing works by Bach, Walther, Brahms, Vierne and Craig Phillips. Sun., Jan. 28, 2:30 p.m. Call 633-8888 for more.
Keyboard Wizards of Tomorrow, Monument Community Presbyterian Church, 238 Third St., Monument. Free. Showcasing young Colorado piano artists playing classical masterpieces by Schubert, Chopin, Liszt, Ravel, Debussy and others. Sun., Jan. 28, 3-4:30 p.m. Call 592-0472 for more.
Colorado Vocal Arts Ensemble, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Presenting The Art of Ensemble Singing, CVAE high school vocalists will join with high school chamber ensembles. Sat., Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m. $5-$10. Location TBA. Visit cvae.org for more.
Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Series, Forestgate Presbyterian Church, 970 Northgate Road. $18-$22. Pianist Michael Baron. Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Michael Baron and Renato Premezzi, piano duo. Sat., April 21, 7 p.m. Call 484-0192 for more.
Pueblo Symphony, Hoag Recital Hall, CSU-Pueblo. $20-$25. Some Enchanted Evening, Sat. Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. Cello Passion, Sat., March 10, 7:30 p.m. Season Finale, April 21, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Saturdays at Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., and Sundays at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. $10-$15. Featuring Children's Chorale and The Chamber Orchestra, March 3-4. Season Finale, May 5-7. Friday at Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Call 633-3649 for more.
Pueblo Symphony for Kids, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo. $10. For Kids, By Kids: Back to Broadway, Sat., March 17, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.
St. Andrew's Recital Series, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Cañon and Manitou avenues, Manitou Springs. $5 suggested donation. Chamber Music Recitals featuring Concertos, Bach for Violin and Oboe, Brandenburg #6, April 4, 7:30 p.m. Call 475-2396 for more.
jazz Master Class with Dave Valentin, Colorado Springs Conservatory, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. Presenting a class with jazz flautist Dave Valentin. Students should bring their instruments. Fri., Jan. 26, 4-5:30 p.m. Call 577-4556 for more.
Dave Valentin with Dotsero, Antlers Hilton, 4 Cascade Ave. $25-$75. Presenting Grammy award-winning jazz flutist Dave Valentin with Dotsero in a benefit for the Pikes Peak Community Foundation. Sat., Jan. 27, 8 p.m. Call 389-1253 ext. 100 or visit ppcf.org for more.
other music Festival Fridays, Sangre De Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo. $4-$5. Presenting food, fun and music with The Martini Shot, Fri., Jan. 26, 5:30-9:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.
All-City Boychoir Festival, Mitchell High School, 1205 Potter Drive. $8. The Colorado Springs Children's Chorale presents a festival featuring the voices of 200 boys and young men. Sat., Jan. 27, 7 p.m. Call 633-3562 for more.
Air Force Academy Band, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Hall, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, Jan. 29, 7:30 p.m. and CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., Jan. 30, 7:30 p.m. Free. Featuring Lieutenant John Ross on trombone, Technical Sergeant Sarah Stewart on bassoon and Ms. Susan Grace on piano. Call 556-9952 for more.
Bob Marley Birthday Bash, Jose Muldoon's, 222 N. Tejon St. Featuring reggae with Basil Reid from Jamaica, Jamaican jerk wings and Jamaican beer. Sat., Feb. 2, 9:30 p.m. Visit josemuldoons.com for more.
Manitou Art Theater Events, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8. Featuring Michael Stanwood and Dexter Pane performing an all-ages concert. Sat., Feb. 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and Sun., Feb. 4, 2 p.m. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.
An Evening of Asian Treasures Concert, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. $12-$15, children under 5 free. Featuring Guzheng Artist Wu Fei, Gamelan Tunas Mekar Orchestra, Denver Taiko Drums and Chinese folk dancers. Sat., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. Call 287-7624 or visit cscci.org for more.
- OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 684-9439. Featuring G.M.F. 80819, a series by artists from Green Mountain Falls, P.C. Superheroes, illustrations by Alex Sena and Mutinous Continuum, works by Drew Stofflet, Tim Davis, J.P.Z., Kim Polomka and Richard Ward and more, through March 1.
House Concert Series, Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St. $10-$12. Featuring romantic favorites with The Storys, Feb. 14, 7 p.m. The original music of Joe Uveges, March 16, 7 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for more.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Old Town GuestHouse, 115 S. 26th St. $65. Featuring Murder Aboard the Titan and a gourmet dinner, Jan. 26, Feb. 23 and March 23, 7:30 p.m. Death of King Edmund and a gourmet dinner, Feb. 9 and March 9, 7:30 p.m. Call 632-9194 or visit oldtown-guesthouse.com for more.
Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $8.50-$10.50. Featuring Fantasy Land of Magic, a magic show with Mr. E. Fri., Jan. 26, 7 p.m. and Sun., Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Call 719/564-0579 or runyontheater.org for more.
Peter Pan, Rampart High School, 8250 Lexington Drive. $4-$6. Featuring Peter, Wendy, John and Michael as they fly to Neverland in this classic adventure. Fri., Jan. 26 at 7 p.m. and Sat., Jan. 27 at 1, 4 and 7 p.m. Call 234-2086 for more.
Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $22-$25. Featuring Topdog/Underdog, through Jan. 28. The Syringa Tree, Feb. 1-11. The Importance of Being Earnest, March 1-18. The Caucasian Chalk Circle, April 19-28. Wed.-Sat., 7:30 p.m., Sat., 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., Sun., 4 p.m. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.
FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring The Last Night of Ballyhoo, through Jan. 28. Little Shop of Horrors, Feb. 16 to March 11. The Complete History of America ... Abridged, March 30 to April 15. Into the Woods, May 11 to June 3. Fridays and Saturdays, 8 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 634-5583 for tickets and more.
Star Bar Players Events, City Auditorium, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St. $12-$15. Presenting Sam Shepard's True West directed by David Plambeck. Jan. 26-28 and Feb. 2-3, 9-11. Shows at 2 and 8 p.m. Call 573-7411 or visit starbarplayers.org for more.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Feb. 9, 7 p.m. Jesus Christ Superstar, Feb. 13-14. David Copperfield: An Intimate Evening of Grand Illusion, March 13. Aida, April 13-14. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.
Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $6-$25. Presenting If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, Sat., Feb. 10, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Russian American Kids Circus, Sat., Feb. 24. Lazer Vaudeville, Sat., March 31. All shows 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Call 719/295-7222 for more.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. $20-$95. Presenting Jesus Christ Superstar, Thurs., Feb. 15, 8 p.m. Capitol Steps, Wed. Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m. Romeo and Juliet, Sat., March 10, 4 p.m. Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
Manitou Art Theater Events, Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $15. Featuring 10 Minutes Max, a taste of vaudeville, Feb. 15-17, and 22-24, 8 p.m. Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering "Winter Wildlife Walk for Adults," Jan. 27. "Nature Explorer: Furry Friends," Feb. 1. "Making Tracks with T-rex," Feb. 3. "Valentine Cookie Decorating," Feb. 10. "Nature Explorers: Whose Clues?" Feb. 15. "Searching for Orion," Feb. 16. "Winter Birds at Bear Creek," Feb. 17. "Bear Creek Young Naturalists: Hands-On Science," Feb. 24. Call 520-6387 for more.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Offering "Eagles: Lords of the Sky," Jan. 27. "Nature Hike at Clear Spring Ranch," Feb. 3. "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Duck, Duck, Goose," Feb. 8. "Just Ducky," Feb. 10. "Nature Adventures: Rodent Friends," Feb. 14. "Telescope Workshop 101 & Star Party," Feb. 16. "This Bird's a Hoot," Feb. 24. "Nature Adventures: Tracks and Trails," Feb. 28. Call 520-6745 for more.
American Bicycle Association Race for Life, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St. Spectators free, racers $20. Pikes Peak Indoor BMX presents bicycle motocross riders racing to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Sun., Jan. 28, 9 a.m. Call 235-3670 or visit pikespeakbmx.com for more.
Snowshoeing 101, Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. Free. Presenting experts from the Mountain Chalet on snowshoeing equipment, terrain and snow conditions, local trails and more. Tues., Jan. 30, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.
Pike and San Isabel Forest Plan Meeting, La Foret Conference Center, 614 Shoup Road. Give your input on how to best use the land. Principal issues will be recreation, ranching, oil and gas development, logging, forest thinning and off-road vehicle use. Wed., Jan. 31, 5:30-9 p.m. Call 328-9234 or visit wildconnections.org for more.
Four Continents Figure Skating Championships, World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. $5-$40. Featuring more than 100 athletes from 15 countries competing for 12 medals. Wed.-Sat., Feb. 7-10. Call 576-2626 or visit ticketswest.com for more.
Red Rock Canyon Guided Tours, Highway 24 and South Ridge Road. Free. Offering two-hour and longer guided hikes on easy to moderate trails. Every Saturday, 9 a.m. Call 685-5089 for more.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Fall hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering a free climbing wall, children's programs, guided hikes, lectures, hands-on activities and more. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.org for a calendar of events.
dance parties & workshops Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St. $5. Dance easy lines, Texas two-step, Cotton-eyed Joe, mixers, country waltz, cowboy cha-cha, easy squares and more. No experience or partner required. Sat., Jan. 27, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Instruction at 7 p.m. Call 598-8624 or visit roncounts.com for more.
International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $9-$10. Dance to live music including big band, country, Latin and more. Sat., Jan. 27, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances third Friday of the month, 8-11 p.m. Call 633-0195 or visit internationalpolkaclub.org for more.
Ballroom and Latin Dance Classes, Dance Colorado Dance Studio, 612 S. Tejon St. $48-$60. Learn Latin technique, tango, country waltz, east coast swing, salsa, ballroom bootcamp and more. Lessons beginning each month. Ask for the introductory special. Call 473-1395 or visit dancecolorado.net for more.
Ballroom, Latin and Swing Dance, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road. $7. Open dancing, every second and fourth Saturday, 7-9 p.m. Beginner through advanced classes available. Call 632-4055 or visit socialelegance.net for a schedule and more.
Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave. Offering nightclub-style salsa dance instruction and specialty dance fitness classes. Mention the Independent to receive your free group class. Call 649-8294 or visit springssalsa.com for more.
Dances of Universal Peace, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. By donation. Offering devotional chants and circle movements from many cultures and religions on the third Friday of the month, 7-8:30 p.m. through May. Call 575-0152 for more.
Scottish Country Dancing, 315 E. Costilla St. $5 per month. Featuring basic, intermediate and advanced instruction on social dance of Scotland. Meets the first three Wednesdays of the month, 7-9 p.m. Partner not required. Call 494-0563 for more.
Broadmoor Waltz Club Basic Ballroom Dance Lessons, Austin Bluffs Community Church, 5090 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Also presenting classes on Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. at the Hancock Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock St. Free. Must have a partner. Call 598-2885 or visit broadmoorwaltzclub.com to register.
Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. Call Arthur at 634-3029 for more.
Soma Studio Events, "Pathways to Wholeness," a class for men and women using movement and dance as spiritual practice, $12. Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m. "The Circle," a class for women building community using ritual, song, movement and art, $18. Feb. 3, 2-3:30 p.m. Call 291-3120 for more.
All Dog Wash-a-Thon, Wag 'N' Wash, 1625 W. Uintah St. $10-$20 suggested donation. Volunteers will wash and dry your dog while you enjoy human treats from the bake sale. Proceeds benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Fri., Jan. 26, noon to 4 p.m. Call 264-6460 for appointments and more.
"Holding Our Peace on Earth," All Souls Unitarian Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Season for Nonviolence presents poetry and dance by local poets and peace gurus Gushikawa and Terra Raye. Sat., Jan. 27, 4-5:30 p.m. Call 475-8858 for more.
Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture, 215 Canal St., Pueblo. Featuring exhibits on mining, railway, mills and people of the former Colorado Fuel and Iron. Free Admission Day, Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 719/564-9086 or visit cfisteel.org for more.
Pueblo Symphony Fundraiser, Pueblo Country Club, 725 W 31st St., Pueblo. $75. Presenting An Evening with Lynn Roberts, dinner, dance, silent auction and entertainment. Proceeds benefit the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra. Sat., Jan. 27, 6 p.m. Call 719/545-7967 for more.
Christmas Tree Recycling, $5. Rocky Top Resources, 1755 E. Las Vegas St. Drop off your Christmas tree and it will be ground into garden mulch. Mon.-Sat. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Jan. 31. Call 520-7878 for more.
Carnivale Warm-Up Party, Townhouse Lounge, 907 Manitou Ave. $5 suggested donation. Featuring prize raffles and live rock-and-roll from the Big Ivory Ticklers. Proceeds will fund the Manitou Springs Carnivale parade. Feb. 3, 9 p.m. Call 685-5503 for more.
Chinese New Year and Asian Festival, Phil Long Expo Center, $6-$8, children under 5 free. Featuring Chinese and Asian entertainment and foods, teahouse activities, Chinese cinema and a "Chinatown" marketplace. Sat., Feb. 3, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 287-7624 or visit cscci.org
For the Love of Children, Circle Baptist Church, 801 N. Circle Drive. $5. The Family Attachment Center presents its annual fundraiser featuring a concert by Colorado Springs Children's Chorale and a silent auction. Sat., Feb. 10, 4-9 p.m. Call 632-3204 or visit familyattachmentcenter.org for more.
Youth & Family
Amazing Birds, Pikes Peak Library District. Free. Meet African Grey parrots and learn about exotic birds. Ute Pass Branch, Jan. 27, 10:30 a.m. Call 531-6333 for more.
Llamas at the Library, Pikes Peak Library District. Free. Meet these gentle animals and have a hands-on experience while learning about them from Touch the Earth Llama Farm. Fountain Branch, Sat., Jan. 27, 10 a.m. Sand Creek Branch, Sun., Jan. 28, 1:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 for more.
Second Annual SuperKids Science Camp, Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road. $40-$75. Presenting hands-on classes for students preschool to eighth grade in an engaging format. Sat., Jan. 27. Call 475-2510 for more.
Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. "A Mouse in the House," Feb. 3, 10:30 a.m., $1. "African Dance & Drum," Feb. 3, 1 p.m., $1. "Art Attack," Feb. 6, 13 and 20, 10 a.m., $18. "Chinese New Year Banners," Feb. 17, 10:30 a.m., $1. "Adinkra Quilt Block Making," Feb. 24, 10:30 a.m. Reservations required. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.
Teen Cultural Competency Training, Colorado Springs Assets for Youth, 1506 N. Hancock Ave. $25. Offering a three-session workshop for high school students to explore what it means to live in a diverse society. Tuesdays, Feb. 6-20, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 635-8300 or visit csay.org for more.
The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to plant and maintain flowerbeds as part of the "2007 Springs in Bloom" program. Call 578-6649 or visit springsgov.com for more.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are recruiting volunteers age 18 and older to help people enjoy the parks and nature centers. Attend the next volunteer orientation at Bear Creek Nature Center on Sat., Feb. 3, 1-3:30 p.m. Call Paula Megorden at 520-6388 for more.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking volunteers to serve as mentors to local youth as part of a new program. Go for walks, play in the park, watch movies, play board games, cook food and share other positive experiences with kids each week. Call 633-2443 or visit bbbscolo.org/pikespeak for more.
Memories in the Making, a program of the Alzheimer's Association, is looking for artists to volunteers in facilitating small art groups for people with Alzheimer's disease. Call Susan at 684-2030 for more.
American Numismatic Association is seeking museum docents, administrative support and customer service volunteers. Call 482-9814 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit tsacs.org for more information.
Care & Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit careandshare.org for more.
- The Bridge Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Free. Featuring Digits through Jan. 28.
American Cancer Society is seeking good drivers in Colorado Springs and surrounding areas to help those who need rides to treatments. One-hour training provided. Call Stephanie Wilson at 488-3748 for more.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers to be a voice in court for an abused or neglected child. No legal experience is required. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit casappr.org for more.
Teller County Regional Animal Shelter in Divide is seeking volunteers to learn dog-training techniques and work with shelter dogs. Call 686-7707 or visit tcrascolorado.com for more.
Pikes Peak Family Connections needs volunteers for its Nurturing Parenting Program and KPC Kids' Place respite nursery. Internships and work study positions also are available. Call Alpha at 442-6337 for more.
Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers for various areas of the hospital. Call 365-5298 or visit memorialheathsystems.com for more.
All Breed Rescue & Training is seeking foster or adoptive homes for dogs, and volunteers for special events, office work, maintenance, fundraising and volunteer coordination. Call 264-6460 or visit haveanicedog.org for more.
Easter Seals Southern Colorado is seeking volunteers for collating and mailing newsletters, office work, special events and other tasks. Call 574-9002 or visit co-so.easterseals.com for more.
Indigo Mountain Nature Center, a Lake George sanctuary for captive-born wildlife is seeking volunteers with a variety of skills, including construction, maintenance and fundraising. For more call 748-5550 or visit indigomtn.org.
Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit safeplaceco.org or call 638-1424 for more.
Dreampower Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to give pets temporary homes until adopted. All food and veterinary care provided. Call 390-7838 or visit dreampower-arf.com for more.
Another Life Foundation is hosting Volunteer Mentor meetings on recognizing and preventing suicidal behavior. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Wednesday of every month. Call 573-7846 for more.
Colorado Reptile Humane Society needs volunteers to observe, clean, feed and socialize reptiles in the shelter, and to staff adoption and education tables. Must be 18 years or older. Call 303/776-2070 or visit corhs.com for more.
Earthseeds Project, volunteers needed to assist with office work and in communications, fundraising, online research, local events and more. Call 636-3637 or visit earthseeds.net for more.
Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St., Suite 2E. Volunteers needed in several areas, including workshop facilitation, computer class instruction, event planning and more. Call 471-3170 for more.
Odyssey Healthcare Hospice, 4465 Northpark Drive. Seeking volunteers for caregiver support, in-patient visits, office support, phone calls and bereavement follow-up. Call 573-4166 for more.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Daniella at 477-4351 or 634-5581 for more.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
Starsmore Discovery Center, volunteers needed at the North Cheyenne Cañon Park. Hours are flexible and the work is fun. Call 578-6146 for more.
Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 5450 Tech Center Drive, Suite 120. Caring volunteers needed to visit patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families, assist with administrative duties and bereavement support. Call 265-1109 for more.
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite 600. Volunteers needed to support patients and families in their homes and long-care facilities. Volunteer musicians also needed for inpatient care. Visit pikespeakhospice.org or call 633-3400 ext. 603 for more.
TESSA is seeking volunteers to assist with administrative duties, victim advocacy, counseling, crisis management and more. Call 785-6809 for more.
Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center, seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit ellicottwildlife.com for more.
Out of Town
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring Bebe Alexander: Constructives, through March 25. Arvada Artist's Guild" 48th Annual Membership Exhibition, through March 25. Marie Gibbons and Jimmy Sellars: Residual Memory, through April 11. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.
Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring 100 Years at the Park: 10,000 Years on the Plateau through Feb. 16. Kitchen Goddess through March 23. Faces of Creativity: Portraits of Artists, Musicians and Poets by Photographer George Pickow through April 27. Visit lakewood.org for more.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring Transit Glyphs by Jimi Billingsley, Society of the Spectacle by DJRABBI, and Revival by Terry Maker, through Jan. 27. Visit bmoca.org for more.
I Have Never Forgotten You, Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver. Presenting a film about the life and legacy of legendary Nazi hunter Simon Wiesenthal. Tues., Feb. 13, 7 p.m. Call 303/394-9993 ext. 4 or visit mizelmuseum.og for more.
IMAX Film Festival, Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. Featuring six favorite films, selected by viewers, from those shown during the theater's 23-year history, through March 15. Call 800/925-2250 or visit dmns.org for more.
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch. Presenting Sigrid Nunez, Andrew Feinstein, Justin Bores and Susan Kleiner, Jan. 25. Tom Clavin, Jan. 26. Ron McLarty, Jan. 29. Christopher Moore, Jan. 30. Tim Sandlin, Flint Whitlock and Terry Barnhart, Jan. 31. Visit tattercover.com for more.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $26. Featuring violinist Benny Kim with pianist Anne Epperson. Wed., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Presenting Music with a View: Mercury Ensemble, Thurs., Feb. 22, 7 p.m. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.
The Denver Folk and Roots Music Festival, Denver Center for Performing Arts, Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th St., Denver. $40-$75. Presenting the Taj Mahal Trio and other acts. Sat., March 31, 6 p.m. Call 303/777-1003 or visit swallowhillmusic.org for more.
North Fork Bluegrass & Roots Music Festival, various venues, Hotchkiss. $20-$50. Featuring bluegrass, folk, acoustic blues, honky-tonk and old-time music in a family setting with performances, jams, workshops and camping. June 8-10. Call 970/872-8000 or visit northforkbluegrass.com for more.
recreation & learning
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Presenting Birds in Art through Jan. 28. Kids Bowl II, Feb. 3, 10 a.m. The Horse in Fine Art, through March 21. Art and the Animal, Feb. 3 to April 1. Showing the film Beavers through October 2007. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org for more.
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring a lectures series with "Peace Pipe: The Calumet in Native Diplomacy before Lewis and Clark," Tues., Feb. 20, 1 and 7 p.m. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.
New Denver Civic Theater, 721 Santa Fe Drive, Denver. Presenting Pure Piaf, with Alex Ryer as Edith Piaf, through Feb. 25. Thurs.-Fri., 8 p.m. Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 5:30 p.m. Call 303/309-3773 or visit denvercivic.com for more.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring the Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Subject Was Roses, Jan. 30 to Feb. 25. The comedy Queen of Bingo!, Feb. 6-18. The Dinosaur Play, a children's show, Feb. 13 to May 4. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood. $26. Featuring The Little Mermaid, Fri., Jan. 26, 11 a.m. and Sat., Jan. 27, 2 p.m. Call 303/987-7845 or visit lakewood.org for more.
Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver. $25-65. Presenting The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, the award-winning musical comedy, through Jan. 28. Legends!, a catfight comedy with Joan Collins and Linda Evans, Feb. 6-18. The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, Mar. 10 to Aug. 5. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets and more.
Aurora Fox Theatre, 9900 E. Colfax Ave., Aurora. $20-$22. The Physically Handicapped Actors & Musical Artists League will present Our Town by Thorton Wilder through Feb. 4, Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. and Sundays, 2 p.m. Call 303/739-1970 or visit phamaly.org for more.
Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $4-$6. Featuring Trunks Season 2: Still Uncoordinated, a comic-book themed children's play, every other Saturday through May 5 at 1 and 3 p.m. Call 720/946-1388 or visit email@example.com for more.
The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver. $12-$25. Featuring Right On, America, a late night comedy show. Fridays and Saturdays, Feb. 2 to March 10, 10:30 p.m. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.
Free for All Series, Helen Bonfils Theatre Complex, Speer Boulevard and Arapahoe Street, Denver. Presenting free performances from the Denver Center for Performing Arts on a first-come, first-served basis. Mrs. Warren's Profession, March 14. Pure Confidence, March 21. Tickets released at 4:30 p.m. Performances at 6:30 p.m. Visit denvercenter.org for more.
Geek Bowl 2007, Oriental Theater, 4335 West 44th Ave., Denver. $15, $75 per team. Presenting a live, Irish-style pub quiz for a cash purse. Sun., Jan. 28, 6 p.m. Call 321-5400 or visit geekswhodrink.com for more.