- 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 Tradicon Mexico, three galleries of work by Mexican and American artists, through May 5. Visit sdc-arts.org 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. Visit money.org for more.
Artists Lair Gallery and Studio, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Fri., 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring abstract art by Eric Korody through April 13. The Den Gallery features new paintings by Irene Braun, Roger Carlson and Bill Hyer.
The Beacham Gallery, 4357 Charleston Drive, 330-0384. Open by appointment only. Featuring The Muse of Colour & Impression, impressionistic and abstract art of Lyle Morris, through April 19. Visit boundlessgallery.com/artist/1358.html 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 Works by Holly Conlon through April 29. On the Edge, May 1-31, Karen Simkiss solo show, June 1-30. Karen Simkiss & Kathy Wallace in the Common Gallery, June 1-30. Blowing Things Up, July 1-31. Susan Risinger solo show, Aug. 1-31. Elemental, Sept. 1-30. Bad Juju, Oct. 1-31. One Plus One: Sons & Daughters, Nov. 1-30. Betty Atherton solo show, Dec. 1-31. Eric Winfield in the Common Gallery, Dec. 1-31.
Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Wunderkind, works by local high school students, through April 14. Recalling France, paintings by Sarah Asleson, through April 24. Journeys, photography by Cris Pulos, through May 29. Visit thebac.org for more.
Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Featuring Nicking the Never, works by Marina Zurkow, through April 14. Senior Studio Art Majors Exhibit, April 24 to May 14. Opening reception, April 26, 4:30 p.m.
The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art in Community, works by Chi Leary, Beryl Hennington and Tyler Jensen through April. Ten percent of proceeds donated to non-profit of the buyers' choice.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Color: Hand and Soft through April 23. Visit commonwheel.com for more.
Dogtooth Coffee Company, 505 E. Columbia St., 632-0125. Open Mon.-Fri., 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat., 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Portraits, paintings by Sarah Davis, through April 22.
Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Times Past and Present, works by Bill Duryea, through May 31.
Eichman Gallery, Park State Bank and Trust, 710 W. Hwy. 24, Woodland Park, 687-9234. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 9 a.m. to noon. Featuring Into Africa: A Photo Safari, photos by Lenore Hotchkiss, through April 27. Opening reception, April 13, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wilderness Images, works by Sue Cranston, Executive Director of Indigo Mountain Nature Center, May 8-24. Opening reception, May 11, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
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.
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 Katrina: Catastrophe and Catharsis, through April 29. Portraits from the Golden Age of Jazz, May 5 to June 24. Visit csfineartscenter.org for more.
The Gallery at Paragon, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring In Retrospect, works by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through May 31. Also featuring Explore Fools Paradise, works by Phil Wassell, through May 26. Visit cedarsjazzclub.com for more.
Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open Mon.-Fri., noon to 6 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring No Satisfaction, contemporary culture captured in clay by Elizabeth Copan, through May 25.
Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Poetry of Light, oil paintings by Laura Reilly through December. Visit laurareilly.com for more.
Machu Picchu Store, 954 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1418. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Featuring Products of Peru, native artworks by Peruvian artisans, through April.
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 the V Bar, 19 E. Kiowa St., 684-9439. Featuring The Capitalist Pig and Kitsch Gone Wrong: Vicious New Work by Ryan S. Ballard, through May 8. Opening reception with live experimental music, video screenings, live adult puppetry and impromptu street parades, Fri., April 13, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.
Optical Reverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring ... after a brief, yet necessary, lacuna, works by Julianza Shavin, Michelle Boettcher, Alex Sena, Sam Pisciotta and more, through June 7.
Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333. Penrose Library featuring The Journey of Herbs. Fountain Branch featuring artwork by Fountain-Fort Carson School students. Briargate Branch featuring photography by Carolyn Streit-Carey. East Library featuring works by Teri Brown. Monument Branch featuring student works from Monument School of Fine Arts. Ruth Holley Branch featuring secondary school artists. Visit ppld.org for more.
Pikes Perk Coffee Cafe, 1616 S. Eighth St., 634-7375. Open Mon.-Fri., 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Sat., 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sun., 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring Regarding Red Rock Canyon, photos by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through June 30.
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.
PPCC Downtown Studio Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-3135. Featuring Inner Visions with Tim Davis, Patricia Dagnon and Nick Ordahl, through April 18.
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 Tradicon Mexico, three galleries of work by Mexican and American artists, through May 5. The Legend of Chromes, works from the Museo Soumaya de Mxico, and Viva La Revoluci'n! Money of the Mexican Revolution through April 21. Visit sdc-arts.org for more.
Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506. Featuring Art to Fill Your Soul, paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery, fiber, glass, garden art, wood, metal and more. Visit secondstreetart.com for details.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Fluid, photo images by Kim Drennan and Abigail Kreuser, through April 28. Shifting Light, works by Lin Fife, through May 20. Visit smokebrush.org for more.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475. Open Wed.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Spring Salon 2007, showcasing the work of 19 Colorado artists, through April 20. Call 481-0475 or visit trilakesarts.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 a Student Art Exhibition through 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 Works of Claudio Jeminez, retablos showing scenes of indigenous cultures. Visit velezgalleries.com for more.
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.
The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring Birds and Blooms, works by Elizabeth Hacker, Linda Hauff and others.
art events 45th Annual Young People's Art Exhibit, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Elementary School Exhibition, through April 14. High School Exhibition, April 20-28. Middle School Exhibition, May 4-12. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.
Mata Oritz Pottery Demonstration and Sale, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. Artists from the village of Mata Oritz will demonstrate their techniques. Sun., April 15, 1-5 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
First Congregational Church Free Art Shows, 20 E. St. Vrain St. Featuring pastels by Sandra King, through April 15. Presenting paintings by Frederick Lyle Morris, April 22-29. Featuring an all-members art show, May 12-20. Atrium hours: Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sun., 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 635-3549 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 paint a mural celebrating Hispanic culture, through April 28. Call 719/295-7200 or visit sdc-arts.org for more.
Auditions & Entries
Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau (354 Manitou Ave.) will hold tryouts for the 2007 Summer Street Performers Program Sat.-Sun., April 14-15, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. No appointments needed. Be prepared to perform two songs or acts. Photos will be taken for press releases. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Young Concert Artists will hold auditions for its youth orchestra, prelude strings and wind ensemble. Strings, April 14. General auditions, April 21. Brass and woodwinds, April 28. Call 473-8152 or visit yca-cs.org/auditions for more.
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is seeking nominations for the Colorado History Teacher of the Year. The state winner will receive a $1,000 honorarium and be entered for the national award. His or her school library will receive history books and materials. Due April 15. Contact Mary Anne Hoffman at 303/908-4855 or email@example.com for more.
The PILLAR Showcase of Senior Talent is seeking individuals who are fifty-five or older. Deadline to apply is April 16. Auditions will be held Wed., April 25, 1-5 p.m. Ushers, lighting and technical assistants and general helpers also are needed. Call 633-4991 or visit visitpillar.org to apply for an audition.
Alleycat Theatrics will audition children 8-14 for Jack And The Magic Beans at Lon Chaney Theatre, 221 E. Kiowa St. on Wed., April 18, 5-8 p.m. Call for 209-1484 for an appointment. Call 262-3232 or visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.
Theatreworks will hold auditions for its Shakespeare Festival on Fri., April 20, 7-10 p.m., and Sat., April 21, 1-4 p.m., in the Osborne Studio Theatre at UCCS University Hall, 3955 Cragwood Drive. Visit uccstheatreworks.com for more.
The Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration and The Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center are accepting entries in the annual Poster Contest. The "Bringing Dinosaurs to Life" contest is open to all ages through May 29. Visit rmdrc.com for details and entry forms.
Art As Community promotes local artists who are willing to donate 10 percent of the purchase price of their art to a non-profit of the buyer's choice. Local artists and non-profits that are interested in participating are encouraged to call 540-3592.
The Rocky Mountain Elk Tour is seeking artists to paint life-size, fiberglass elk that will be placed throughout Teller County as part of a public art project this summer. Chosen artists will be paid $750. Visit elksrus.com to submit a design or sponsor an elk.
Annual SANE Wine Tasting & Silent Auction, The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St. $30-35. This is the major fundraiser event for the sexual assault/forensic nurse examiner program at Memorial Hospital. Fri., April 20, 5-8 p.m. Call 365-8666 for tickets and more information.
Goodwill Industries Annual Dinner, Broadmoor Hotel, Rocky Mountain Ballroom, 1 Lake Ave. $41. Honoring individuals and businesses that support Goodwill's mission. Wed., April 25, 7 p.m. Call 785-9200 for reservations by April 19.
9th Annual Memories in the Making Fundraiser, Broadmoor International Center, 21 Lake Circle. $120. The Alzheimer's Association presents their annual art auction and dinner. Proceeds will support the group's mission, programs and services. Sat., May 12, 6-10 pm. Call 266-8773 or visit alzco.org for more.
Clubs & Organizations
Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St. Free. Featuring worship music, testimonies and activities including volleyball, movies, book clubs, cards, board games and more for singles 30 and over. Meets Fridays, 7-10:30 p.m. Call 884-6229 for more.
Colorado Mobility Coalition, City Hall, Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Multi-modal transportation advocacy group meets to discuss current transportation issues including specialized transit, trail connectivity, mobility for cyclist and foot traffic, and other issues. Thurs., April 12, noon to 1 p.m. Visit ppcmc.org for more.
Jung Society of Colorado Springs, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $12-$14. Presenting "A Look at the First Four Plates of the Splendor Solis" with Joe L. McNair. Fri., April 13, 7-9 p.m. Call 527-0622 for more.
MS/Lupus Wellness Group, Woodmen Valley Chapel, Rockrimmon Community Center, Room 118, 290 E. Woodmen Road. Free. Presenting "Keep Your Life in a Balance" with physical therapist Danielle Spivey. Tues., April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 388-5002 or visit woodmenvalley.org 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.
Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, Memorial Administrative Center, Classroom B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave. Free. Open to all prostate cancer survivors regardless of treatment location, and their spouses or partners. Meets the first Monday of the month. Call 636-5101 opt. 3 for more.
Entrepreneur Club, Steaksmith, 3802 Maizeland Road. $16. Business owners gather to network and work on their marketing methods. Facilitated by Patti Serrano, a corporate trainer and public speaker. Thursdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. through June 7. Call 214-3552 for reservations.
Downtown Toastmasters, City Hall, Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave. Guests free. Meeting to support your personal and professional growth by improving your oral communication skills. Fridays, 12:05-1 p.m. Call 685-1861 ext. 45 or visit downtowntoastmaster.org for more.
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.
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 the fourth Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. Visit cmctu.org for more.
- The Gallery at Paragon, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring Explore Fools Paradise by Phil Wassell through May 26. In Retrospect works by Rhonda S. Van Pelt through May 31. Visit cedarsjazzclub.com 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 216-7238 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.
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. Offering a buffet luncheon with speakers for all women in the workplace. 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 Mondays and Tuesdays. 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
Indymedia Newsreal Brown Bag, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo St. View video clips of grassroots activism. Tues., April 17, noon to 1 p.m. Call 471-3405 or visit www.ppjpc.org for more.
French Cin Club, CC's Max Kade Theater, Armstrong Hall, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Presenting Elisa (1995), April 23. Mon Oncle d' Amerique (1980), April 30. Vatel (2000), May 7. Showings at 6:30 p.m., in French with English subtitles. Call 389-6519 for more.
Movies at the Museum, Steelworks Museum, 215 Canal St., Pueblo. $2-$3. Presenting two films about steel workers and raw materials produced by the Colorado Fuel and Iron company in the 1950s. April 28, May 12 and 26. Visit cfisteel.org for more.
Food & Drink
Special Kids/Special Families Wine & Cheese Tasting, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. $35. Featuring a tasting and silent auction to benefit Special Kids/Special Families programming for youth with disabilities. Thurs., April 12, 5:30-8 p.m. Call 447-8983 for more.
Wild Oats Classes, 3180 New Center Point. True Costs of Green Building, April 12. Shop Organic on a Shoestring, April 13. Kids Wild About Cooking, April 14. Call 622-1099 for more.
"A Night at the Villa" Wine Tasting, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave. $35. Featuring a wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and live music. Proceeds benefit the Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School. Sat., April 14, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 636-3084 for more.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd. Free. California Wine Tasting, April 14. Wines of California and the Pacific Northwest, April 21. South African Wine Tasting, April 26. Cognac Tasting, April 28. Pre-registration is required. Call 596-4700 for more.
BBQ Basics Cooking Class, Barbeque Mercantile, 2619 W. Colorado Ave. $40. Allen Burton presents an informal demonstration and cooking class. Sat., April 14, 6-8:30 p.m. Call 578-0305 or visit bbqmercantile.com for more.
The Warehouse Restaurant Events, 25 W. Cimarron St. $50. Presenting "Middle Eastern Cuisine" a five-course wine dinner. Sat., April 14, 7 p.m. Call 475-8880 for more.
Experience Wine Classes, Mimi's Caf, 7133 N. Academy Blvd. Offering Sunday wine tastings, "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," April 15, 5:30-7:30 p.m., $40. "Colorado Wines," April 26, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. "White Wine Please," April 29, 5:30-8 p.m., $45. Call 282-8688 for more or visit experiencewine.net.
Ladies' Night Out, The Melting Pot, 30A E. Pikes Peak Ave. $22-$25. Featuring a fondue meal, gift bag, raffle and more. Raffle proceeds benefit St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital. Mon., April 16, 4:30-10 p.m. Call 385-0300 for more.
Friends of SET Wine Tasting, Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St. $40. Proceeds benefit SET Family Medical Clinics services to the homeless, uninsured and underserved. Thurs., April 19, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call 776-8850 for more.
Wednesday Wine Tastings, The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St. $20. Offering five wines, tapas and lessons in wine tasting. Every Wednesday through May 2, 6:30 p.m. Call 632-1086 or visit thebluestar.net for more.
Health & Healing
Celebration Store Events, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. "Deeksha Oneness Blessing," April 13. "Ancient Sound Healing," April 15. "Be an Intender for Abundance," April 16. "Beginning Psychic Development," April 18. "The Joy of Belly Dancing," April 19. "Medicine for the Earth Workshop," April 20-21. "The Temples of Witchcraft" Signing, April 23. "Past Life Recognition," April 25. "Celebrating Beltane," April 26. "EFT Level One," April 28. "EFT Level Two," April 29. "Creating Prosperity and Abundance: Healing Unconscious Wealth Rejection," May 19. Visit celebrationstore.com for more.
"Lighten Up" Workshop, $15. Explore the underlying causes of emotional eating and food dependency with Barbara Royal. Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road, April 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Powell Chiropractic, 490 Rampart Range Road, May 5, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Senior Center, 312 North Center St., May 12, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 687-1191 or visit angel-miracles.com for more.
Soma Studio Events, "The Circle," a monthly meeting for women deepening the relationship with Mother Earth through movement, song, writing and art, $18. Sat., April 14, 2-3:30 p.m. "Let It Shine," an 8-week class for children using movement, art and dance to celebrate the spirit within, Tuesdays, 4-5 p.m., $18. Call 291-3120 for more.
Claiming Your Power Over Weight Extremes, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $15. Work with your body's "spirit wisdom" to address the causes of emotional eating. Sat., April 14, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Call 687-1191 for more.
"Let's Have Fun with Herbs," Rocky Mountain Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $20. Learn how to use herbs for teas, tinctures, oils, lip balm and more. Sat., April 14, 10-11:30 a.m. Call 329-0180 for more.
Woman's Story Spirituality Group, St. Francis of Assisi Parish Ministry Center, Rooms B & C, 2650 Parish View, Mount St. Francis. Open to all women interested in pursuing their inner spiritual journey. Sun., April 15, 2-3:30 p.m. Call Sister Marilyn Uhing at 598-5486 for more.
Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy. Offering Tarot readings with Sharon Karson, Tuesdays, 2-6 p.m., and Wednesdays, 3-7 p.m., $25. "Color Healing Series," second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. "Pathworkings," third Tuesday of the month, 6-8 p.m., $15. "Essential Oils," fourth Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m. Call 591-0236 for more.
New Year/New Life!, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. $35 materials, plus free will offering. A 12-week experience in enabling the Law Of Attraction facilitated by Enrique Montiel. Tuesdays through June 26, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 227-7177 or visit lifeenhancementsystems.com for more.
Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road. Offering Yoga class, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26. "Animal Leadership Workshop," April 14. Call 471-4556 or visit unityrockies.org for more.
Zen Buddhist Meditation, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Free. Silent meditation every Monday with the Springs Mountain Sangha, 6:15-7:30 p.m. Call 330-1926 for more.
World Peace Organization Meetings, 703 Arrawanna St. World Peace Prayer meetings, first Sunday of the month, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Introduction to Nichiren Buddhism, second Thursday of the month, 7 p.m. Call 635-8968 or visit sgiusacos.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.
Yoga for Special Needs, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201. $15/class or $70/five classes. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m. Call 578-8093 for more.
Conversations With God Study Group. Free. Featuring "New Thought" spiritual readings and discussion. Thursdays, 7- 8:30 p.m. Call Wendy at 475-2068 for information and directions.
Taketina Practice Groups, Manitou Wellness Center, 725C Manitou Ave. Donations only. Have fun and challenge yourself with polyrhythms. Sundays, 4-5 p.m. Call 685-1480 or visit taketina.com 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.
CommuniDance, 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.
Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, HealthLink offices, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220. Register for a variety of classes from baby care classes to yoga, dancing and weight loss. Call 444-2273 or visit memorialhealthsystem.com for more.
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.
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. Sundays, 2-3 p.m. Call Joyce at 282-9236 for more.
Lectures & Learning
Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $8. Presenting "High Altitude Gardening," April 12. Call 636-8923 to register.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Offering "QuickBooks Pro Intro," April 12. "Understanding Financial Statements," April 19. "Legalities of Starting a Business in Colorado," April 25. "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 17. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10. Call 262-3844 or visit cssbdc.org for a complete schedule and more.
Ruben Archuleta Lecture, CC's Worner Campus Center, 920 N. Cascade Ave. Pueblo police chief, author and artist Ruben Archuleta will talk about his early life in the San Luis Valley and beyond. Thurs., April 12, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
"Union Printers Home: 1892 to Present," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St. Donations accepted. A pictorial history presented by Rebecca Clark. Fri., April 13, 11 a.m. Call 636-1225 for more.
"Tropical Rainforest Frogs," Pueblo Zoo Classroom, 3455 Nuckolls Ave., Pueblo. Free. The Audubon Society presents biologist Jeff Witters on rainforest frogs and current efforts to prevent their extinction. Fri., April 13, 7-8:30 p.m. For more, call (719) 543-2724.
Curiosity Unlimited Series, University Center at UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Room 303. $25 for entire series. Lectures on the second Friday of each month at 10 a.m. "Current Trends in Math Research," April 13. "Jane Austin Visits Country Houses," May 11. Call 598-3020 or visit uccs.edu for more.
"What Communities Can Do To Ensure the Success of Every Student," Pueblo Marriott Hotel, 110 W. First St., Pueblo. $40. NAACP State Conference presents keynote speaker J. Wm. Covington, superintendent of Pueblo School District 60. Sat., April 14, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 719/390-3705 for more.
Kawasaki's Atomic Bomb Experience, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Japanese composer Masaru Kawasaki will share his personal experience as an atomic bomb survivor. A concert will follow. Sun., April 15, 2 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
"Your Ecological Footprint," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Rd. Free. Linda Kogan, Sustainability Officer at UCCS, will show how to calculate the amount of energy you consume. Tues., April 17, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.
Child Abuse Prevention Month, Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 1305 N. Union Blvd. Free. Presenting "Effects of Domestic Violence on Children" with Emily Bowker of TESSA, Tues., April 17, 6-8 p.m. "A Nurturing Approach to Tending to the Caregiver in You," Tues., April 24, 6-8 p.m. Call 520-1019 for more.
"Should You Start Your Own Business?" $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. East Library, May 29. Penrose Library, April 17, May 8 and June 19. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.
"Wandering in the Galapagos Islands," Department of Wildlife Classroom, 4255 Sinton Rd. Free. Chris Blakesley will discuss the time he spent exploring the Galapagos Islands. Wed., April 18, 6:30 p.m. Call 548-9863 for more.
"Predatory Lending and Mortgage Fraud: How It Effects the Real Estate Market," Franciscan Retreat Center, 7740 Deer Hill Grove. $22. Hear from industry leaders regarding these issues on a national and local level. Thurs., April 19, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 314-1219 for more.
Buddhism Lecture Series, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd. $10. A four-part lecture series presented by CC religion professor David Gardiner on the theory and practice of Tibetan Buddhist Tantra. Thursdays in April, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 389-6616 for more.
Tibetan Buddhist Teaching Series, Thubten Shedrup Ling presents "Guru Yoga" and "The Big Heart: Buddhist Techniques for Developing Loving-Kindness and Compassion." April 18-25. Call Victoria at 471-9051 for times and locations.
Come-As-You-Are Spanish Class, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. Learn conversational Spanish. Tuesdays, 7-8 p.m. through April 24. Call 488-8280 for more.
"Starting a Small Business," $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Peterson Air Force Base, May 2, Aug. 1 and Nov. 7. Fort Carson, May 8, July 31 and Nov. 13. Schriever Air Force Base, May 15, Aug. 28, Nov. 20. Call 636-3074 or visit coloradospringsscore.org for more.
- Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Color: Hand and Soft through April 23. Visit commonwheel.com for more.
District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations. Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more. Call 520-2384 or visit d11.org/communityed for a schedule of classes.
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.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations. Offering classes on photography, poetry, music, film, finances, religion, health, history and more. Call 633-4991 or visit visitpillar.org for more.
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.
Adult Great Books Reading and Discussion Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Discussing The Fall of the House of Usher by Edgar Allen Poe and Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti. Thurs., April 12, 6:45-8:45 p.m. Call 531-6333 ext. 1206 for more.
Barnes & Noble Events, Citadel Store, 795 Citadel Drive East, 471-8672, Presenting Drop Everything and Read Day, Thurs., April 12, noon to 1 p.m. North Store, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945, Presenting Sandi Ault signing Wild Indigo, Sat., April 14, 2-4 p.m.
"Three Secrets of Successful Writers," Penrose Library, Carnegie Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Presenting a workshop with award-winning authors Jimmy Santiago Baca, Gus Lee and Diane Elliot-Lee. Sat., April 14, 10 a.m. Call Jim Ciletti at 634-2367 for more.
Friends of Pikes Peak Library District Annual Banquet, Antlers Hilton, 4 S. Cascade Ave. $35. Presenting authors Jimmy Santiago Baca, Gus Lee and Diane Elliot-Lee as well as student winners of the youth writing contest. Sat., April 14, 11:30 a.m. Call Pat Webb at 598-0560 for more.
Borders Bookstore Events, Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd., 266-1600. Featuring Nicholas Ifkovits signing Cloud Drops, April 14, 11 a.m. Southgate, 2120 Southgate Road, 632-6611. Featuring "The Magical World of Harry Potter," April 14 and 22, 2 p.m. Call 266-1600 for more.
Pitch Practice and Conference Tips, Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Dr. Free. Pam McCutcheon will discuss writing the perfect pitch for your manuscript and offer tips for attending the 2007 Pikes Peak Writers Conference. Tues., April 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 531-5723 for more.
Spring Writers Workshops, 16990 Cherry Crossing Drive. Presenting guided writing exercises, individual consultations and group manuscript critiques. Meets Wednesdays, 7-10 p.m., through June 13. Women only: meets Thursdays, 7-10 p.m. through May 31. Call 495-3755 for more.
Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 324 N. Tejon St. Gus Lee will sign and discuss his new bestseller Courage: The Backbone of Leadership. Thurs., April 19, 6 p.m. Call 578-5549 or visit poorrichards.biz 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.
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. Peter Matthiessen, Wed., May 2, 7 p.m. Call 389-6606 or visit coloradocollege.edu/news_events for more.
acoustic Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive. Presenting Mike Dowling, Concert: Sat., April 21, 7:30 p.m., $20. Workshop: Sun., April 22, $30. Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Call 329-1644 or visit house-concerts.org for more.
classical Woodland Park Wind Symphony Spring Concert, Ute Pass Cultural Center, 210 E. Midland Ave., Woodland Park. Free. Guest appearance by the Little London Winds. Sun., April 15, 7 p.m. Call Craig Harms at 687-2210 for more.
Hausmusik String Quartet, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Highway 105, Palmer Lake. $5-$12. Performing works of Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Sun., April 15, 3 p.m. Call TLCA at 481-0475 for more.
Young Concert Artists (YCA) Chamber Music Recital, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St. Free. April 15, 3 p.m. Call 473-8152 or visit yca-cs.org for more.
Pueblo Symphony, Pueblo Community College, Fortino Ballroom, Pueblo, Tea with Mozart, Sun., April 15, 3:30 p.m., $30. Hoag Recital Hall, CSU-Pueblo, Season Finale, April 21, 7:30 p.m., $20-$25. Call 719/545-7967 for more.
Rocky Mountain Music Alliance Series, Forestgate Presbyterian Church, 970 Northgate Road. $18-$22. Presenting Michael Baron and Renato Premezzi, piano duo. Sat., April 21, 7 p.m. Call 484-0192 for more.
Chamber Orchestra of the Springs, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Presenting the Season Finale, May 5-7. Call 633-3649 for more.
jazz April Jazz Affair, Olympian Plaza Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd. $5-$7. The Pikes Peak Jazz And Swing Society presents music, door prizes and dancing. Sun., April 15, 2-5 p.m. Call 685-9451 for more.
Music and Art Event, Starbucks, 7 S. Tejon St. Featuring abstract impressionist works by Lyle Morris and music by pianist John Woodhams. Thurs., April 12, 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Free. Call 633-3441 for more.
Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Presenting Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 13, 7:30 p.m. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
The Waybacks in Concert, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $10. Presenting a mix of folk, finger-picking and alt-country music that defies categorization. Sat., April 14, 2 p.m. Call 389-6607 for more.
Swing Fiddle Workshop, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. $30-$35. Presenting a workshop with Johnny Neill. Sat., April 14, 1-3 p.m. Call Sue at 578-1516 or visit blackroseacoustic.org for more.
Abendmusik, Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave. Donations accepted. Presenting An American Pastiche, the choral ensemble's spring concert. Tuesday, April 17, 7:30 p.m. Call Al Buettner at 579-7165 for more
The Beverly Hillbillies, Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument. $4-$5. Presenting a comedy based on the hit TV series. Thurs.-Sat., April 12-14, 7 p.m. Call Karen Kennedy at 488-4720 for more.
Reckless, Wasson High School Auditorium, 2115 Afton Way. $5-$6. Wasson Arts Magnet presents the dark comedy by Craig Lucas. Mature content. Thurs.-Sat., April 12-14, 7:30 p.m. Call 328-2000 for more.
Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek. $4-$12.50 Presenting A Miner Life: Stories of Life Under the Surface, April 13, 7 p.m. Unmappable Happy Chapman, April 14, 1 p.m. Happy Chapman in Concert, April 14, 7 p.m. Visit butteoperahouse.com for more.
Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo. $10-$22. Featuring Harvey, the comedy made famous by Jimmy Stewart. Dinner option available. April 13-14 and 20-21, 7 p.m. Call 719/564-0779 or runyontheater.org for more.
Magic Mania, Theatre of Dreams, 735 Park Ave., Castle Rock. $20. Featuring 13 entertainers to benefit the American Heart Association. April 13-14, 8 p.m. Call 303/660-6799 for more.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting Aida, April 13-14. Call 520-7469 or visit ticketswest.com for more.
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd. Presenting Rob Sherwood, through April 15. Call 591-0707 or visit loonees.com for more.
FAC Main Events, 30 W. Dale St. Featuring The Complete History of America (Abridged) through 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.
Manitou Art Theater Events, Business of Art Center's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $8. Featuring Six Women Playwriting Festival, April 19-22. Call 685-4729 or visit themat.org for more.
Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive. $22-$25. Featuring 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.
World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd. Presenting Carlos Mencia, April 28, 8 p.m. Martina McBride, May 25, 7:30 p.m. Call 866/464-2626 or visit worldarena.com for more.
Free Birdwalk, Wild Bird Center, 1722 E Woodmen Road. Free. Meet at the Wild Bird Center to carpool to the birdwalk site. All experience levels are invited. Reservations are required. Sat., April 14, 7:15-10 a.m. Call 548-9863 for more.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Rocky Mountain Medicinal Herbs, April 14. Call 520-6745 for more.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Offering Young Naturalists: The Fish Eagles, April 14. Nature Explorers: Pokey Porcupines, April 19. Earth Day Night Hike, April 20. Geocaching, April 21. Radical Reptiles, April 28. Call 520-6387 for more.
"Climbing Colorado's Fourteeners 101," Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Free. Join Bill Houghton, former president of the Colorado Mountain Club, as he discusses what it takes to conquer Colorado's highest peaks. Wed., April 18, 7-8 p.m. Call 633-0732 for more.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road. Hours: Wed.-Sun., 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Offering "Bird Discovery Walks," Saturdays and Sundays, 2 p.m. Sunrise Earth Day Hike, Sun., April 22, 5:45 a.m. Spring Clean-up, Sat., April 28, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 385-6086 or visit cheyennecanon.org for more.
dance parties & workshops
Swing-A-Thon, Northridge Dance Conservatory Studio, 128 N. Nevada Ave. Free. This evening of dancing helps fund summer dance programs for area youth. Sat., April 14, 6-10 p.m. Call 632-7665 or visit dancewd.com for more.
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., April 14, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Call 598-8624 or visit roncounts.com for more.
Broadmoor Waltz Club 70th Anniversary, Broadmoor Hotel Grand Ballroom, 1 Lake Circle. Dancing 12 patterned Viennese waltzes. Free lessons available for couples. Wed., April 18, 7 p.m. Call 598-2885 or visit broadmoorwaltzclub.com for more.
Ballroom Dance Parties, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St. $5-$8. Beginners' Practice, 7:45-8:30 p.m. Ballroom and Latin Party, 8:30-10:30 p.m., Fridays in April. Milonga Dance Party, April 27. No partner required. Call 473-1395 or visit dancecolorado.net for more.
International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave. $7-$10. Dances every Saturday to a live band with music from big band and country to polka and Latin, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances every third Friday with digital DJ Ken Daily. Call 633-0195 or visit internationaldanceclub.org or more.
Universal of Dances Peace, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road. By donation. Offering devotional chants and movements from many cultures. Third Friday of the month, 7-9 p.m., through May. Call 471-4556 or visit unityrockies.org for more.
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.
Autism Risk & Safety Conference, Fire Department Training Academy, 375 Printers Pkwy. $50-$75. Fire, police and first responders, free. Presenting safety expert Dennis Debbaudt on strategies for managing risks at home, school and in the community. Thurs., April 12, 6-9 p.m. Law enforcement, 9 a.m. to noon. Fire and first responders, 2-4:30 p.m. Call 265-6141 or visit asappr.org for more.
Space Career Fair, Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle. $12. The Space Foundation will sponsor a networking lunch, speakers and informational fair. Thurs., April 12, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Call 576-8000 or visit spacecareerfair.org for more.
Colorado Springs Auto Show, Expo Center at Chapel Hills, 1515 Auto Mall Loop. $5, children free. Proceeds benefit Operation School Bell. Fri.-Sun., April 13-15. Visit csautoshow.com for more.
Chorale Golden Anniversary Banquet & Ball, Double Tree World Arena, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd. $45. The Colorado Springs Chorale invites you to attend a night of dinner and dancing to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Sat., April 14, 6 p.m. Call 634-3737 for more.
- The Beacham Gallery, 4357 Charleston Drive, 330-0384. Open by appointment only. Featuring The Muse of Colour & Impression by Lyle Morris through April 19. Visit boundlessgallery.com/artist/1358.html for more.
Senior Information and Sharing Day, Silver Key Senior Services, 2250 Bott Ave. Free. Enjoy lunch while learning about the many services available to senior citizens. Thurs., April 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Call 884-2321 for more.
Mature Workers' Job Fair, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave. The Senior Resource Council presents a job fair for older workers and business interested in employing them. Fri., April 27, noon to 4 p.m. Call 260-0744 for more.
Youth & Family
Celebrate Families, The Family Attachment Center at Abundant Life Church, 245 Second St., Monument. Donations welcomed. Presenting an evening of entertainment, dinner, and honoring families. Thurs., April 12, 7 p.m. Call 632-3204 for more.
"Parenting by Grace," Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 4055 Nonchalant Circle. $25 per couple. Presenting a seminar for parenting teenagers using Biblical principles. Fri.-Sat., April 13-14, 7-9 p.m. Call 574-6700 or visit v7pc.org for more.
Carnivorous Creatures, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road. $60. Talk to animal keepers, learn about animals at the top of the food chain and make special treats for them. Sat., April 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call 633-9925 ext. 122 for more.
Imagination Celebration Events, Celebration Place, The Citadel Mall, 750 E. Citadel Drive. Offering "Kids in Motion," April 14, 11 a.m. to noon. "Dream Big" creativity classes for 2-5 year olds, Tuesdays through April 17, 10 a.m. "A Midsummer Night's Dream," April 26, 10 a.m. "Mad Hatter's Tea Party," April 28, 10:30 a.m. Call 597-3344 or visit imaginationcelebration.org for more.
Super Science Saturday, Steelworks Museum of Industry & Culture, 215 Canal St., Pueblo. Free admission. Offering creative chemistry presented by the University of Colorado. Sat., April 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call 564-9086 to RSVP.
Box City Children's Event, Pikes Peak Regional Building Department, 2880 International Circle. Free. Kids grades K-5 will design and construct a cardboard city. Reservations suggested. Sat., April 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 303/446-2266 ext. 21 or visit aiacolorado.org for more.
Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program adult and teen volunteers needed to help repair erosion damage. Be prepared to get dirty. Various dates in spring and fall through Dec. 9, 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register at least one week in advance.
Starsmore Discovery Center needs volunteers to assist with sales, school programs, hikes, trail building and maintenance, the climbing wall, and other public programs. Next training date is Tues., May 22, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 385-6089 for more.
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking volunteer medical personnel such as nurses, physicians, respiratory therapists, dentists, pharmacists and mental health counselors to respond to disasters or public health emergencies. Free training provided. Call 888-260-6330 or visit covolunteers.state.co.us for more.
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) is seeking volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time program. Call 447-9898 ext. 1020 or visit casappr.org for more.
Front Range Wildlife is seeking animal care, rescue and transport, fundraising, event planning and other volunteers for Spring/Summer 2007. Call 964-7826 or visit frontrangewildlife.org to register.
American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for two new Cancer Resource Centers at Penrose and Memorial Hospitals. Volunteers will offer information to cancer patients, families, caregivers and the public. Basic computer experience is preferred. Call 636-5101 ext. 3 or visit cancer.org for more.
Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice is seeking volunteers for caregiver respite, patient visits, phone contacts, office support and special projects. Those with massage therapy, Reiki, aromatherapy, pet therapy and music therapy skills are needed. Call Kent Mathews at 573-4166 for more.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to assist riders with disabilities during weekly horseback riding lessons. Training is provided. The age limit is 14 and older. Call 495-3908 for more.
The Colorado Balloon Classic is seeking a volunteer interested in coordinating the event's merchandise. Must be available Labor Day weekend. Call 471-4833 or visit balloonclassic.com for more.
Pikes Peak Library District is seeking volunteer tutors to help adults each week to improve their reading, writing or language skills. Call 531-6333 ext. 2223 or visit ppld.org for more.
Working Together Against Abuse is seeking donations for its thrift store at 3632 W. Colorado Ave. Household items, toys, books, and clothing for men, teens and children are especially needed. Call 328-1389 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.
Council for Educational Travel, USA seeks loving homes to host foreign exchange students who are attending area high schools. Community Coordinators needed too. Call Karin Bugatti at 888/9CETUSA 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 volunteer 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.
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 the first Wednesday of every month, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Call 216-7238 or visit anotherlifefoundation.org for more.
Colorado Reptile Humane Society is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. 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.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts & Conference Center, 30 W. Dale St. Seeking volunteers in various areas. Call Leslie Herzog at 634-5581 ext. 312 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.
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
art Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring John Counterman: Odd Man Out, through May 6. Jeffco Juried Teachers Exhibition, through May 20. Jeffco Student Exhibition, April 13 to May 13. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.
Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, 1750 13th St., Boulder, 303/443-2122. Featuring works by Halim Al-Karim, Kris Cox and Christopher Morris through May 19. Visit bmoca.org for more.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/913-0169. Featuring Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt, April 13 to July 6. Inspiring Impressionism through May 25. Charles Deas: Telling Tales to 1840s America, May 17 to Aug. 10. Visit denverartmuseum.org for more.
Exhibitrek The Gallery, 1711 15th St., Boulder, 303/998-1711. Open Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Co-existence, paintings by Colorado Springs artist Rich Wojdula, through May 4.
Lakewood Cultural Center Events, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845. Featuring Faces of Creativity: Portraits of Artists, Musicians and Poets by Photographer George Pickow through April 27. Visit lakewood.org for more.
Mizel Museum, 400 S. Kearney St., Denver. Featuring Representing the Unspeakable: 10 "Glocal" Artists Interpret Genocide through April 27. Call 303/394-9993 or visit mizelmuseum.org for more.
literary Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch. Presenting Lama Surya Das, April 12. Senator John Kerry and Teresa Heinz Kerry, April 15. Visit tatteredcover.com for more.
music 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 Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $12-15. Presenting "Spiderman Demystified," expert biologists and zoologists discussing truth and fantasy in the Spiderman films. Thurs., April 12, 7 p.m. Call 303/322-7009 for reservations and 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 "Doors Open Free Day," Sat.-Sun., April 14-15. Call 303/866-3682 or visit coloradohistory.org for more.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver. Featuring Free Admission Day, April 22. David Rogers' Big Bugs Exhibit through June 24. Hosting the world's leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Julie Moir Messervy, Aug. 4, 11 a.m. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Call 720/865-3580 or visit botanicgardens.org for more.
Denver Museum of Nature & Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver. $6-$10. Featuring Benjamin Franklin: In Search of a Better World, an exhibit exploring the life and work of the scientist, inventor and diplomat, through May 20. Call 303/322-7009 or visit dmns.org for more.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300. Presenting Spectacular Achievements: Audubon's Animals of North America through May 20. Showing the film Wolves through August. Visit thewildlifeexperience.org for more.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada. Featuring Do I Hear a Waltz?, April 17 to May 13. The Dinosaur Play, a children's show, through May 4. Call 720/898-7200 or visit arvadacenter.org for more.
The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver. $18-$22. Featuring Benjamin Franklin, Printer, Etc. Thursdays-Saturdays, 7:30 p.m. through April 14. Dog See God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, April 27 to June 9. Call 303/321-5925 or visit avenuetheater.com for more.
Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver. $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through Aug. 5. Call 303/893-4100 or visit denvercenter.org for tickets and more.
Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. $4-$6. Featuring Trunks: A Live Comic Book, a children's play, every other Saturday through May 5 at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Starship Troy, a live sitcom, every other Tuesday and Wednesday through May 23, 8 p.m. Moby Dick Unread, Fridays-Saturdays, 8 p.m., Thursdays in April, 8 p.m., and Sundays, 3 p.m., through April 27. Call 720/946-1388 or visit buntport.com for more.