- Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring H2O with a Little Lemon, a watermedia exhibition from Chromatic Edge, through Aug. 28.
Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. 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. Coins, Crown and Conflict through November.
Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Presenting The West and Eastern Europe, original oils by R.W. Carlson, through Aug. 29.
ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring The Children of Niger, pastels by Louise Cutler, through Aug. 31.
Bella Art and Frame, 366 Second St., 488-0459. Featuring oil works by John DeFrancesco through Aug 14. Turning Point, works by Tammi Otis and Jim Valone, Aug. 16 to Sept. 15. Opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m.
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. Featuring Rock, Paper, Scissors, works by Susan Risinger, through Aug. 25. Elements and Principles, Sept. 1-30. Bad Ju Ju, 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, thebac.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Road Tested, works that come with their own suitcases, through Sept. 15. Once Upon a Playground, photographs by Brenda Biondo, and Jewels of Asia, photography by Dianne L. Kittle, through Oct. 2. Artist's reception, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m.
Calabash Gallery, 2428 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1577. Featuring new clay sculptures, wall reliefs and oil paintings by Deb Komitor through Sept. 4.
The Chapel of Art, 218 W. Colorado Ave., Suite 102, 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Featuring An Experiment in Space and Sound, works by Timothy Flood, through Sept. 22.
Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring The Allusive Self, figure paintings and drawings by Laura Ross-Paul, Aug. 25 to Oct. 5. Opening reception, Sat., Aug. 25, 12:30 p.m.
Colachi Arts, 1107 Manitou Ave. #11, 685-1254. Featuring photographs by Jeff Cloutier.
Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, 975 Garden of the Gods Road, 231-6833. Featuring Musical Journeys, photos of rock and pop music greats by Lillian Kaiser, through Nov. 10.
Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org. Featuring The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion, selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, through Oct. 28.
Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 385-5933. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring Portrait Artists, serious and whimsical portraits in a variety of mediums, through Aug. 29.
The Commons Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., firstname.lastname@example.org. Featuring On Being a Woman, a multi-media show in clay, stone, paper and paint, through Sept. 7.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Diamonds and Rust, works by Matthew Crawford and Caron O'Neil, through Aug. 20.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring H2Owith a Little Lemon, a watermedia exhibition from Chromatic Edge, through Aug. 28.
Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050. Open Tues.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Summer Skies, works by Melissa Mohon Papineau, through Aug. 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 Photographs of Irene McConaughy, through Aug. 24.
FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. 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 Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray through Sept. 30.
Fine Art Gallery at CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring the thesis work of Karen Lynn Link and J.M. Jensen, through Sept. 28.
Green Horse Gallery, 729 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0636. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Works by 50 Artists through Aug. 31.
Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, gunterwolffgallery.com. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. closed Tuesdays. Presenting Rocky Mountain High, Aug. 25 to Sept. 15. Opening reception with Ken Shanika, Sat., Aug. 25, 5-8 p.m.
Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Indelible, printmaking by Emily Eakes and photography by Matthew Yates, through Sept. 29.
Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, laurareilly.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Summer Gems, small painting show, through Aug. 31.
LIW CARGO Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452. Open daily 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring New Directions, landscapes and figurative works by Judith Michael Myers, through Aug. 31.
Mediterranean Caf, 118 E. Kiowa St., 633-0115. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Featuring Shadows and Reflections, photographs by Rhonda S. Van Pelt, through Aug. 31.
OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring Jedi Suggestions, works by Michael Garman, Jennifer Newman, D.K. McDonald and more, through Oct. 4.
Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring works by Sparky LeBold, Herman Raymond, Desmond O'Hagan, Thomas J. Owen and more. Beer Fest Reception, Fri., Aug. 24, 6-9 p.m.
Paragon Art Gallery, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744, cedarsjazzclub.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Featuring Night Life, works by Brent Dewell, through Sept. 30.
Pikes Peak Library District Galleries, 531-6333, ppld.org. Briargate Branch featuring pencil drawings by Pete Swartz. East Library featuring Built to Last, photos of Colorado Spring's historic homes. Monument Branch featuring Art Over 50, works by artists of the Tri-Lakes area, through August.
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 Celebration for Life, works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez, through Oct. 19.
Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, Carriage House, 3202 Chambers Way. 578-6777, rockledgeranch.com. Open Wed.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. $2-$6. Featuring Thomas MacLaren: The Art of Architecture, photos of the architect's work by Paul Allen, through Sept. 3.
Rubbish, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Free. Featuring Skinny, fashion inspired works by Jorge Gomez, Michael Sanderson and Jessica Lung.
Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Featuring Internal Expression of External Perception, contemporary acrylics by Barbara Roeming, Aug. 16 to Sept. 14. Opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring ROLL: Colorado Springs' third annual Bicycle Art Show and 108 Prayer Wheels for Peace, a drive-by exhibit, through Aug. 18.
The Squash Blossom Gallery,2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, squashblossom.com. Featuring works by Bunny Oliver, Stephen LeBlanc and Jeffrey Desautels.
Sunny Vista Living Center, 2400 E. Cache la Poudre St., 471-8700. Featuring Fourth annual Art Exhibit through Aug. 23. Proceeds benefit Rocky Mountain Montessori Academy.
Third Eye Open, 919 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9264. Open daily noon to 7 p.m. Featuring Slight Chance of Thunderstorms, lightning photography by Heather Oelklaus, through Sept. 7.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.- \\>Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Through the Looking Glass, works of photography and glass, through Aug. 18.
UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420, Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 1-4 p.m. Featuring Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West, works depicting aspects of colonization and the resulting mix of cultures, politics and commerce, Sept. 14 to Nov. 17. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m.
Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., 630-3710, velezgalleries.com. Featuring furniture by Michael Velez, jewelry by the Montero family and gicles by Andrew Velez.
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.
We Us Our Artist's Market, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9702. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Tea Time, works by Jeremiah and Brenda Houck, Bill Hyer, Mark Wong and others.
The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring Unusual and Intriguing Book Art, three-dimensional works in various media. Opening reception, Thurs., Aug. 16, 5-8 p.m.
Auditions & Entries
The Chamber Orchestra of the Springs announces auditions for all string sections and several paid positions on Sat., Aug. 18 at First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Call Charlease Bobo at 635-6173 for more.
Moody Mystery Theatre will hold open auditions for The Mousetrap at The Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla St., Mon., Aug. 20, 7-10 p.m. Three males and two females needed. Visit moodytouringmysteries.com for more.
Colorado Springs Chorale will hold auditions by appointment only on Tues., Aug. 21, 6:30-10 p.m. at First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Call 634-3737 or visit cschorale.org for more.
Buckley Vision Center is seeking active duty military soldiers who wish to enter a LASIK procedure giveaway in remembrance of 9/11. Twenty soldiers will be chosen in a random drawing to receive free treatment. Enter at buckleyvision.com by Aug. 24.
Ahora Dance Company is seeking dancers to become part of the dance company and perform at community and non-profit events. Auditions by appointment only. Call 440-7877 or visit planetadeevaproductions.com for more.
The Colorado Springs Conservatory is auditioning for the Pikes Peak Regional Vocal and Orchestral Ensembles on Wed.-Thurs., Aug. 29-30, 6-9 p.m. Open to strings, woodwinds and vocalists ages 13 through 19. Call 577-4556 for an appointment.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic will hold auditions for The Nutcracker on Sept. 9, 1-5:30 p.m. at CC's Cossitt Hall, 906 N. Cascade Ave. Male and female dancers of all skill levels ages 6-21 are needed. Visit csphilharmonic.org for more.
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.
Firefighters' Bar-B-Que, Memorial Park, Firefighters' Memorial area, 232-5841. Show appreciation for Fire Department personnel and their families. Sat., Aug. 18, noon to 2 p.m.
Protecting the American Dream, Woodland Park, 686-0815, dougshane.com/rally/welcom.htm. free. Pancake breakfast, motorcycle show, tattoo contest, beer garden, poker run, live music and more. Proceeds benefit the Children of Fallen Soldiers Relief Fund. Sat., Aug. 18, 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Get the Scoop, East Middle School, 1600 N. Union Blvd., springsgov.com. Free. Enjoy ice cream to celebrate the completion of the Union Boulevard Improvements. See displays on other city projects. Tues., Aug. 21, 5-7 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations
Colorado Archaeological Society Meeting, CS Police Department falcon Substation, 7850 Goodard St., 594-0176. Free. Jim Diers presents the overlooked history and development of Southeast Colorado. Tues., Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m.
Colorado Springs Republication Women, Colorado Springs City Hall, 212 E. Kiowa St., Academy Room, 494-7129. Free. State Representative Marsha Looper will give an update on the past legislative session. Tues., Aug. 21, 5:30-7 p.m.
Medical Marijuana Support Group, Front Range Americans for Safe Access, 957 E. Fillmore St., 439-0817. Learn if marijuana can help you and how to become legal. Meets every third Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Women's Sexual Abuse Survivor Group, Hillsboro at Springs Ranch, 3864 Riviera Grove, 201, 237-4316. $12. Women's incest survivor group will meet once per week.
WINGS, 800/373-8671, wingsfound.org. Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed and accepted. Women's groups meet Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group meets Thursdays starting Aug. 16.
Alcohol Recovery, Red Cloud Serenity Club, 8020 Ute Pass Ave., Cascade, 720/684-1212. Donations accepted. Attend this 12-Step Recovery meeting place with a full meeting schedule. See rcserenity.org for schedule.
Socrates Caf, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument, 488-2370. This adult group discusses philosophy, religions, spirituality and humanity's common threads. Meets Tuesdays, 1 p.m.
- Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Road Tested, works that come with their own suitcases, through Sept. 15. Once Upon a Playground, photographs by Brenda Biondo, and Jewels of Asia, photography by Dianne L. Kittle, through Oct. 2. Artists reception, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m.
SnoJets Ski Club, various venues, snojets.org. $20 summer membership. Offering activities for those over 21 including bike rides, camping, dancing, rafting and more.
Pikes Peak Jugglers, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 477-9978. Free. Join this informal group of jugglers. No membership needed. Sundays, 3-5 p.m.
Intellectually Gifted/Socially Unsure is a new adult (ages 21 and over) social support group for individuals with autism spectrum disorders. Make friends, attend social functions, share information and advocate for one another. Contact Linda L. Thede at 573-8660 or email@example.com for more.
Friday Night Singles, First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6229. 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.
Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579. Offering paid training for persons 55 and older through AARP. Mon.-Fri., 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Man-to-Man Prostate Cancer Support Group, Memorial Administrative Center, Classroom B, 2420 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 636-5101 opt. 3. Free. Open to all prostate cancer survivors regardless of treatment location, and their spouses or partners. Meets the first Monday of the month.
Downtown Toastmasters, City Hall, Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave., 685-1861 ext. 45, downtowntoastmaster.org. Guests free. Meeting to support your personal and professional growth by improving your oral communication skills. Fridays, 12:05-1 p.m.
Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments cafeteria, 104 E. Platte Ave., Richard Buchanan; 685-1984. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m.
Trout Unlimited Cheyenne Mountain Chapter, Colorado Division of Wildlife, 4255 Sinton Road,cmctu.org. 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.
Empower Colorado, First Church of the Nazarene, 4120 E. Fountain Blvd., 559-7679. A support group for families of children with a mental illness. Meets the second Saturday of the month.
Emotions Anonymous Support Group, Pikes Peak United Way, 518 N. Nevada Ave., 216-7238. Meets at 3:30-4:30 p.m. the first Tuesday of every month.
Adult ADD/ADHD Support Group of the Pikes Peak Region, Vanguard Church, 3950 N. Academy Blvd., 351-7951. Donations accepted. Meets Thursdays, 6:30-8 p.m.
The Breakfast Club for Singles 50+, SilverWood Hotel, 505 Popes Bluff Trail, 260-0651. $14. Meets 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month, offering outdoor activities and social events.
Lunch Break, Fellowship Hall of First Presbyterian Church, 219 E. Bijou St., 884-6234. $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.
El Paso County Democratic Club, Democratic Headquarters, 25 N. Iowa St., 548-9114. Meets the second Saturday of each month, 9 a.m.
Film & Video
Senior Movie Series, Senior Resource Development Agency of Pueblo, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900. Offering free classic movies and popcorn Fridays at 3 p.m. The Santa Fe Trail, Aug. 17. McClintock, Aug. 24. The Fighting Tigers, Aug. 31.
Pictures on the Promenade, Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Pkwy., northeast parking lot, 265-6264. Free. Family films will be shown on a giant, inflatable screen beginning at sundown. Guests are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Saturdays through Aug. 25.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, Jackpot Bingo, 2417 N. Union Blvd. $5. Screening the 1975 cult movie with full audience participation. Costumes encouraged. Doors open at 10 p.m. every Saturday; Show starts at midnight.
Food & Drink
Gluten-Free Sandwich Bread: Whole Foods, 7635 N. Academy Blvd., 531-9999. $5. Registered dietitian Martha Rosenau teaches you how to make tastier, inexpensive, gluten-free bread in this hands-on class. Thurs., Aug. 16, 6 p.m. Call to reserve a space.
Healthy Chocolate Seminar, Sheraton Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 661-3697. Free. Local expert Dr. Dan Sollee will discuss the health benefit of dark chocolate. Reservations required. Fri., Aug. 17, 7-9 p.m.
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering Domestic Wine Tasting, Sat., Aug. 18. Mike's Hard Tasting, Fri., Aug. 24. Wines of the World Tasting, Sat., Aug. 25. Imported Wine Tasting, Thurs., Aug. 30. Pre-registration is required.
Adding Spice for Life, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., 636-8920. $10. Learn how to add herbs and spices to transform ordinary meals. Registration required. Mon., Aug. 20, 6-8 p.m.
Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086, ext. 1. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, "Whites from the Land Down Under," Aug. 22. "Chile," Aug. 29. Elvis Presley Dinner, $50, Aug. 20, 6:30 p.m.
Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net, $40 individual, $75 couple. Featuring "Italian Wines," Thurs., Aug. 23, 5:30-8 p.m.
Irish Style Pub Quizzes, 321-5400, geekswhodrink.com. Free. Willie's South, 1865 N. Circle Drive, 389-0607, Thursdays, 7 p.m. The Underground Bar, 11 N. Nevada Ave., Fridays, 8-10 p.m. Jack Quinn's Alehouse, 21 S. Tejon St., Mondays, 8-10 p .m. McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., Wednesdays, 8-10 p.m.
Health & Healing
Bodywork University of the Rockies, 3618 Jeannine Drive, 444-0708, joesbodyshop.com. Offering "Reiki II Training," Sat., Aug. 18, 1-5 p.m. "Crystal Diving," "Creating Your Altar," "Auric Clearing" and "Past Life Discovery," Sun., Aug. 19, 10:30-5:30 p.m. "Reflexology Level I," Sat., Aug. 25, 2-6 p.m. "Meditation," "The Energy of Memories," "Developing Your Tactile Skills" and "Dealing with Fear," Sun., Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
2007 Senior Symposium: Living Every Day to the Fullest, Holy Trinity Catholic Church Gym, 3118 Poinsettia Drive, 633-2132. Featuring guest speakers and Q&A sessions on health care issues and options. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to noon.
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., celebrationstore.com. EFT Emotional Freedom Technique, Aug. 18. Oneness Blessing Deeksha, Aug. 19. Explore Your Life's Cycles, Aug. 20. Oneness Deeksha, Aug. 24. Enneagrams: Know Your Personality, Aug. 25. The Power of Self Hypnosis, Aug. 25. Water and the World: Healing Yourself through Reflexology and Body Balancing, Aug. 27.
Extraordinary Abundance Workshop, Rocky Mountain Church of Religious Science, 3036 Dublin Blvd., 687-1191, angel-miracles.com. $30. Learn to manifest health, money, love and all the good you desire with Barbara Royal. Sun., Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Seminar for Men, Howard's Pit Bar-B-Q, 3350 Chestnut St., 634-4298. Free. Presenting health professionals, survivor stores and a Q&A session. Sat., Aug. 25, 9 a.m. RSVP by Aug. 22.
The Power of Self Hypnosis, Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherapy.com. $35. Presented by certified clinical hypnotherapist Emily Lustig. Sat., Aug. 25, 2-5 p.m.
Strength after Service, Emerald Valley Ranch, 7855 Old Stage Rd., 888-344-VETS, onefreedom.org. Free. Learn about the brain and body and how they are changed under prolonged stress. Discover ways to control attention, manage energy and emotions, and adapt to life's challenges. Sun., Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Heaven as a State of Consciousness," CS ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah St., 495-1096, eck-colorado.org. Free. A talk and discussion panel. Sun., Aug. 26, 10:30 a.m.
CommuniDance, CC's labyrinth, Shove Chapel north lawn, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 291-3120. Building community through movement and dance. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
Taekwondo classes, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 964-7397. $30. Offered by Rose of Sharon Arts Academy. Tuesdays , 6-8 p.m. and Thursdays, 7-9 p.m. Classes through Oct. 25.
"Exploring the Ancient Christian Faith" Agia Sophia Coffeeshop, 2902 W. Colorado Ave., 473-9238. Free. Discussion with Father Anthony Karbo of Holy Theophany Orthodox Church on the history of Christianity and its relevance today. Fourth Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m.
Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, memorialhealthsystem.com. Registering now for August classes from baby care basics to yoga, dancing and more.
Health Smart Saturdays, Visiting Nurse Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101. 577-4448, vnacolorado.org. Providing a public wellness clinic, immunizations and vaccines for nominal fees. Second Saturday of the month, 9 a.m. to noon.
Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite B, 473-7609. Silent sit on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. Guided loving kindness, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.
Yoga for Special Needs, Yoga Journeys Studio, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Suite 201, 510-0210. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Unity Church in the Rockies Events, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-4556, unityrockies.org for more. Presenting Yoga class, Wednesdays, 6-7 p.m., through Dec. 26.
Zen Buddhist Meditation, CC's Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 684-0210. Free. Silent meditation with the Springs Mountain Sangha. Newcomers welcome. Mondays, 6:10-7:15 p.m.
World Peace Organization Meetings, 703 Arrawanna St., 635-8968, sgiusacos.org. 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.
Conversations with God Study Group, 475-2068. Free. Featuring "New Thought" spiritual readings and discussion. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
"Transform Your Life" Meditation Class, CC's Worner Campus Center, Room 216, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 303/813-9551, meditationincolorado.org. $8 suggested donation. Offering guided meditation and Buddhist teachings. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road, 597-4402. Join this Christian-based, 12-step program for "hurts, habits and hang-ups." Fridays, 6-9 p.m.
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
Red Rock Canyon Open Space Forum, Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5636. Free. Presenting a series of educational sessions about the canyon. "Native Cultures in Red Rock Canyon," Aug. 16, 6:30 p.m. "Biology of Red Rock Canyon," Aug. 23. "Methods for Sharing Interpretive Information," Sept. 13.
Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., ppwfc.org. Presenting "Job Match: Completing Your Skills Profile" and "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Aug. 16, 23, and 30. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Aug. 21. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Aug. 28.
The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. Offering "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Aug. 16. "NxLevel Business Planning Program," Sept. 10.
Sustainable/Green Building Course, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 440-7363, ppcc.edu. Learn from architect Bill Beard. Mondays and Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Beginning Aug. 20.
"Publicity: Beyond the Press Release," High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, 494-4851. Free. For nonprofits and small businesses. Registration required. Tues., Aug. 21, 7-9 p.m.
"Let's Have Fun with Herbs," Hillside Garden Center, 1006 S. Institute St., 633-9743. $30. Learn what to make with your harvest. Tues., Aug. 21, 6-7:30 p.m.
"Should You Start Your Own Business?" SCORE, 636-3074, coloradospringsscore.org. $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. Penrose Library, Aug. 21, Sept. 11, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 18. East Library, Oct. 4 and Dec. 4.
Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting De and Ron Farley of MontainAire Reptile Rescue on "Loving the Lizards." Tues., Aug. 21, 6:30-8 p.m.
Fire Safety for the Disabled Community, Colorado Springs Independence Center, 21 E. Las Animas St., 471-8181. Free, reservations suggested. A Colorado Springs Fire Department expert will focus on fire safety, risks, escape plans and what to do if trapped. Fri., Aug. 24, 1 p.m.
Glen Eyrie Conference Center Events, 3820 N. 30th St., 634-0808, gleneyrie.org. Offering "Women's ConferenceA Beautiful Offering," Aug. 24-26.
"Mothers of Invention," Penrose House Garden Pavillion, 1661 Mesa Ave., 302-2950, learntocreate.com $15. Professor Michael Larson will teach women how test, develop and market their ideas and inventions. Sat., Aug. 25, 8:30 a.m. to 1: 30 p.m.
El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union St., Pueblo, 719/583-0453, coloradohistory.org. Featuring Descansos and Traditions in Remembering the Dead through May 31, 2008.
PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, 633-4991, visitpillar.org. Offering classes on nature, music, film, books, finances, religion, health, history and more.
District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations, 520-2384, d11.org/communityed. Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more.
Pikes Peak Library District Events, 531-6333, ppld.org. 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.
The West Center for Intergenerational Learning, 25 N. 20th St., 385-7920. Offering classes from CPR to belly dancing and photography. Also offering trips and summer camps.
- OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 210-9799. Featuring Jedi Suggestions, works by Michael Garman, Jennifer Newman, D.K. McDonald and more, through Oct. 4.
Friends of the Library Bonanza Book Sale, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333. $5 per bag. Book sale featuring a special section of Westerns. Proceeds benefit the library district. Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a .m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Aug. 19, 1-4 p.m.
Barnes and Noble Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Presenting Diane Mott Davidson signing Sweet Revenge. Tues., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
August Write Brain: Playing Spider to Entice Your Web Audience, Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 531-5723, ppwc.net. Make your Web site as irresistible as the books you write. Tues., Aug. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Colorado Springs Writers Workshops, 16990 Cherry Crossing Drive, 495-3755, dialoguepublishing.com. Guided writing exercises, individual consultations and group critiques. Wednesdays, Aug. 22 to Oct. 24, 7-10 p.m.
The Writing Realm: A Workshop for Kids, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Registration: 531-6333 ext. 1403. Youth 10 to 14 are invited to a workshop with author Connie Martin. Thurs., Aug. 23 and Sat., Aug 25, 2-3 p.m.
Borders Events, 266-1600. Featuring Mark Stevens signing Antler Dust at Southgate Store and Scott Martelle signing Blood Passion at Chapel Hills Mall. Sat., Aug. 25, 2 p.m.
Wendy Woo and Katie Herzig, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, trilakesarts.org. $12-$18. Fri., Aug. 17, 7:30 p.m.
Uncamped Concert: Instructors of the Colorado Roots Music Camp, Benet Hill Center Auditorium, 2577 N. Chelton Road, 632-7872. $15-$20. Playing bluegrass, blues, folk, swing, jazz, Irish and more. Sat., Aug. 18, 7-9 p.m.
Friends House Concerts, 730 Polaris Drive, 329-1644, house-concerts.org. Presenting Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Sun., Sept. 16, 7 p.m., $20. Zoe Lewis-Solo, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15.
blues and jazz
Paint the Town Blue Summer Concert Series, Bancroft Park, 2408 W. Colorado Ave., 685-1861 ext. 42. Free. Rain location at Thunder & Buttons II. Fridays, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Little Ricky and the Roosters, Aug. 16.
Marian House Benefit Concert, St. Mary's Cathedral, 22 W. Kiowa St. Free will offering. Chamber recital featuring local musicians. Proceeds benefit the new Marian House building project. Sun., Aug. 19, 2:30 p.m.
Organ Recital, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave. Free will offering. Presenting Scott Christiansen, playing J.S. Bach, Paul Hindemuth, Derek Bourgeois and more. Sun., Aug. 19, 3 p.m.
Concerts in the Gardens, Hillside Garden Center, 1006 S. Institute St., 520-9463, hillsidegardens.com. Free. Live bands every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m. Redraw the Farm, Aug. 22. Tribe, Aug. 29. Mistura Bela 3, Sept. 5. Jim Adams & Bill Snyder, Sept. 12.
Getting' Down Downtown Summer Concert Series, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, gettindowndowntown.com. Free. Concert line up includes favorite local talent as well as national acts. Wednesdays through Aug. 29, 6-8 p.m. Farm & art market, 4-8 p.m. Al Eberhardt's Changing Times Big Band, Aug. 22.
30th Anniversary Tribute to Elvis, Woodland Park High School, Dickson Auditorium, 211 N. Baldwin St., Woodland Park, 866/686-8804, djlostdog.com. $5-$10, kids 5 and under free. Proceeds benefit Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Sat., Aug. 18, 7-10 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Kenny Loggins, Fri., Aug. 24, 7:30 p.m. David Wilcox, Tues., Aug. 28, 8 p.m. George Jones, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Rodney Carrington, Nov 16, 8 p.m. Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.
HAMLETMACHINE, Studio 802, 802 N. Weber St., 634-5429, studio802.blogspot.com. $10. Presenting a "post-modern meditation" on Hamlet. Thurs.-Sat., Aug. 16-18 and 23-25, 8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Jerry Seinfeld, Sat., Aug. 18, 7 p.m.
Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring Hamlet, through Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Antonio's Revenge, Aug. 16 to Sept. 1. Zorro!, Sept. 27 to Oct. 14. Doubt: A Parable, Nov. 1-8.
Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting Sean Kent, through Aug. 19. Tracy Smith, Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. John Fox, Sept. 5-9. Jesse Pangelinan, Sept. 12-13 and 16. Steve "Mudflap" McGraw, Sept. 14-15.
Theatregasm, Osborne Studio Theater, UCCS University Hall, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 216-2867. $5-$10. Theatre 'd Art presents short, experimental plays that range from dramatic to funny to weird. Fri.-Sat., Aug. 24-25, 8-10 p.m.
Cripple Creek Theatre Events, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. $9-$14. Thin Air Theatre Company presents Annie Get Your Gun, through Sept. 29. Dr. Jekyll's Medicine Show, Oct. 5-31.
Iron Springs Chateau Melodrama Dinner Theater, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $9.50-$28.50. Presenting Gold Fever with sing-a-long intermission and vaudeville-style olio. Fridays and Saturdays, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m.
dance parties & workshops
Hip Hop & All That Jazz, Hillside Gardens & Nursery, 1006 S. Institute St., 365-8899, memorialhealthsystem.com. $10-$15. Learn the latest moves in Jazzercise and hip-hop. Beginners welcome. Thurs., Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m.
Ballroom Dance, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195. $8-$10. Music by the Bill Emery Band. Sat., Aug. 17, 8-11 p.m.
Colorado Ballroom, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction followed by waltz, foxtrot, rumba, samba, swing and more. Casual dress, singles welcome. Sat., Aug. 18, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.
Ballroom Techniques Group Class, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.com. $12. Some experience needed, but no partner required. Wed., Aug. 22 and 29, 7-7:45 p.m.
Social Dance Starter Class, Dance Colorado, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, dancecolorado.com. $12. Learn dances like nightclub two-step and swing. Thurs., Aug. 23, 8:30-9:15 p.m.
Dance Classes, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. Learn salsa, zumba, yoga booty ballet and more. Mondays-Saturdays.
Swing Lessons, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. Learn to swing dance. Mondays, 8 p.m.
Ballroom Dance Classes, The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., Leslie: 635-7230. $30 for 5-week session. Learn basic ballroom dances and steps. No partner necessary. Mondays, 7-8 p.m.
Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., 634-3029. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. "Twos & Threes Outdoors: Things with Wings," Aug. 16. "Outdoor Edibles," Aug. 17. "Nature Adventures: Squirrel Secrets," Aug. 22. "Magic Monarch Watch," Aug. 25.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. "Nature Explorers: Playing with Plants," Aug. 16. "Young Naturalists: Edible Fire," Aug. 18.
Colorado Springs Astronomical Society Public Star Party, Bear Creek Park East Garden parking lot, 21st and Rio Grande Streets, 651-8476, csastro.org. Free. View galaxies, star clusters and nebulas in the night sky. Fri., Aug. 17, 8-11 p.m.
Tipi Building and Ute Heritage Workshop, Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Road, 633-5701. $5. Hike a challenging trail, transport and set up an authentic tipi in a program designed by Ute Elders. Reservations required. Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Red Rock Redpoint Outdoor Climbing Competition, Red Rocks Canyon, Highway 24 and South Ridge Road, 481-9099, climbingtherock.com. $25-$30. Competition and prizes for beginner to advanced male and female climbers. Sat., Aug. 25, registration, 9 a.m.; competition, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Open daily, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Offering Technical Rock Climbing, Wednesdays and Saturdays, 3-4:30 p.m. Wildlife Tours, daily, 2 p.m.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2251, parks.state.co.us/parks/cheyennemountain. Open Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering guided hikes and interpretive programs throughout the summer.
Helen Hunt Falls, 4075 N. Cheyenne Canon Road, 633-5701. Offering daily programs including wildflower walks at 2 p.m. and nature walks at 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. "Belly Botany," Thursdays 1-2 p.m.
Greenway & Nature Center of Pueblo, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, 719/549-2414. Offering Bird Watching Programs, every other Tuesday, 6-8 a.m. Evening Nature Talks, Thursdays, 6 p.m. Raptor Programs, Saturdays, 2 p.m. and Sundays, 11:30 a.m. Nature Walks, Sundays, 1-3 p.m.
Moonlight on the Mountain, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, 4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road, cmzoo.org, 633-9925 ext. 116. $25-$30. Enjoy drinks and appetizers while meeting the animals and their keepers. Adults 21+ only. Thurs., Aug. 16, 6-9 p.m.
Romp in the Park, 264-6460, Bear Creek Park Soccer Field, 21st & W. Rio Grande Streets next to the dog park, 264-6460, haveanicedog.org. Free. A day of fun for you and your dog with games, contests, agility and obedience demos, rescue organizations, kids' activities and vendor booths. Proceeds Benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Party on the Patio, Willie's South, 1865 N. Circle Drive, 389-0607, csindy.com. Free. Featuring fun contests with prizes, free swag and food and drink specials. Sat., Aug. 18, 1-4 p.m. Edelweiss, Aug. 25.
Everybody Welcome: A Celebration of Culture and Diversity, Downtown Colorado Springs, cospdiversityforum.org. Free. Celebrating different cultures with a parade, live performances, food, crafts, beer tent, demonstrations and more. Sat., Aug. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Black Forest Festival, Black Forest and Shoup Road, Black Forest, 495-8675. Enjoy a parade, pancake breakfast, flea market, kids' games silent auction and more. Sat., Aug. 18, 6:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Burro Birthday Party & Concert, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $5-$10, kids 15 and under free. Offering museum tours, gold panning, machinery demonstrations, and evening concert with Coal Creek Bluegrass Band. Sat., Aug. 18, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Holy Apostles Anniversary Festival, Holy Apostles Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, 597-4249 ext. 16. Featuring outdoor movies, car show, murder mystery dinner, climbing wall, music, carnival games and more. Sat. Aug. 18, 11 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 19, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Cripple Creek Honors America's Armed Forces, Downtown Cripple Creek, cripplecreekevents.com. Free. Pancake breakfast, balloon rides, parade, memorial wall dedication, live music, kids activities and more. Sat.-Sun., Aug. 18-19.
Bark in the Park, Sky Sox Stadium, 4385 Tutt Blvd., 473-1741 ext. 125, hsppr.org. $6-$9. Bring your dog for a night of baseball, food and more. A portion of the proceeds go to the Humane Society. Wed., Aug. 22, 7-10 p.m.
Youth & Family
Pikes Peak Support Group for Parents of Gifted Students, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., Conference room 1, 329-1142. Free. Presenting "How To Start the School Year on the Right Foot with Your Gifted Child. Mon., Aug. 20, 7-8 p.m.
Colorado Virtual Academy Info Session, YMCA Garden Ranch, 2380 Montebello Drive West. Parent information session on the online school. Tues., Aug. 28, 5:30 p.m.
Jump to Japan: Discovering Culture through Popular Art, Buell Children's Museum, 210 N. Santa Fe, Pueblo, 719/295-7211, sdc-arts.org. $3-$4. Experience Japanese culture through hands-on activities. Runs through Sept. 1.
Colorado Springs Diversity Forum is seeking volunteers for the inaugural Culture and Diversity Celebration in downtown Colorado Springs on Sat., Aug. 18. The free event will feature live performances, food, crafts, beer tent, demonstrations and more. Visit cospdiversityforum.org for more.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute is seeking volunteers for back-country trail work and environmental restoration. Aug. 19-25, Sept. 29-30 and Oct. 13-14. Call 471-7736 or visit rmfi.org for more.
Bear Creek Nature Center is seeking volunteers ages 18 and older to assist with school groups, special events, public programs and hikes. Orientation class, Sat., Aug. 25, 1-3:30 p.m. Call Paula at 520-6388 by Aug. 23.
- Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring Hamlet, through Sept. 2, 7:30 p.m. Antonios Revenge, Aug. 16 to Sept. 1.
Odyssey Healthcare/Hospice is seeking volunteers for patient visits, caregiver respite, phone contacts, office support and bereavement calls and visits. Those with massage therapy, Reiki, pet therapy and music therapy skills are needed. Call 573-4166 for more.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers, 14 and older, to assist riders with disabilities during weekly lessons. Experience not required. Call 495-3908 for more.
Catholic Charities Life Support Center is seeking volunteers to receive and sort donations and help clients check out once they receive baby items. Call 866-6443 for more.
PEAK Parent Center is seeking volunteers to assist with general office tasks such as collating information packets, answering phones and data entry. Training is provided. Call 531-9400 or visit peakparent.org for more.
ASSE International Student Exchange is seeking local host families for international high school students. Students speak English and are interested to learn about the U.S. Call 800/733-2773 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. Call 888/260-6330 or visit covolunteers.state.co.us for more.
LitSource Library Tutor Training will be held through July 30 for tutors interested in helping adults improve basic literacy skills once a week for two hours. Meeting times and locations are flexible. Call the Pikes Peak Library District at 531-6333 ext. 2223 or 2224 for more.
Ariel Clinical Services is seeking loving foster homes for developmentally challenged and medically fragile children. Competitive stipend with excellent support provided. Call 260-6110 for more.
Garden of the Gods Community Restoration Program adult and teen volunteers needed to help repair erosion damage. Be prepared to get dirty. Call Liz at 471-7736 to register at least one week in advance.
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.
Teller County Regional Animal Shelter, a no-kill animal shelter in Divide, seeks volunteers to walk or groom dogs, play with cats, run errands, work in the office and more. Call 686-7707 or visit tcrascolorado.com for more.
The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's Southern Office is seeking friendly people willing to share quality time with people living with MS in long-term care facilities. To learn more about the Community Care Volunteer Visitation Program call 634-2820 opt. 2, ext. 101 or visit fightmscolorado.org.
Council for Educational Travel, USA is seeking Host Families for high school students from around the world arriving this fall. Call 388-7978 or visit cetusa.org for more.
Friends of Garden of the Gods is seeking volunteers to welcome visitors or help lead field trips for school children and tourists. Call Bonnie Frum at 219-0101 for more
Front Range Wildlife is seeking animal care, rescue and transport, fundraising, event planning and other volunteers for 2007. Call 964-7826 or visit frontrangewildlife.org to register.
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.
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.
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.org 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. Check csfineartscenter.org for a current list of volunteer opportunities. E-mail email@example.com 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.
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, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Colorado Watercolor Society's State Watermedia Exhibition through Nov. 11.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000, denverartmuseum.org. Featuring Capturing America's Game: Photographs of Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig through Sept. 30. Artisans & Kings: Selected Treasures from the Louvre, Oct. 6 to Jan. 6, 2008.
Lyons Sculpture Trail, begin at Oskars Blues, Stone Cup Caf or Barking Dog Cafe, Lyons, 303/823-6828, sculpturetrail.com. An 60-90 minute walk through 36 Jack-in-the-Beanstalk themed sculptures. Runs through Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Museo de Las Americas, 861 Sante Fe Drive, Denver, museo.org. $3-$5. Featuring Con Confection, a vibrant display of textile work, through Sept. 9. Spanish Happy Hour and artists reception, Fri., Aug. 17, 5-8 p.m.
Space Gallery in the Park, 132 W. Ryus, La Veta, 719/742-3074, spanishpeaks.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Featuring Clay Continuum II, pottery works by area artists, Aug. 18 to Sept. 7. Opening reception, Sat., Aug. 18, 5-7 p.m.
Summer Concert Events, Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring The Denver Brass, Aug. 17. Asleep at the Wheel, Aug. 18.
Genuine Jazz & Wine Festival, Breckenridge, 877/225-1187. Outdoor performances near Maggie Pond and evening performances at the Ten Mile Room and Park Avenue Pub. Fri.-Sun., Aug. 17-19.
Rocky Mountain Nature Association Benefit Concert, Stanley Park Fairgrounds Rodeo Arena, Estes Park, 970/586-3262, rmna.org. $15-$20, under 10 free. Featuring the Fiddlin' Foresters, Brad & Kathy Fitch and the TropiCowboy Band. Sat., Aug. 18, 6 p.m.
Entertainment in the Park, Veteran's Park Stage, Canon City, 556-3145. Free. The Air Force Academy Band presents Blue Steel. Tues., Aug. 21, 7 p.m.
recreation & learning
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-3682, coloradohistory.org. $5-$7, free under 5 years. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring The Italians of Denver exhibit through July 6, 2008.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3580, botanicgardens.org. Hosting the leading garden experts in a series of lectures. Mary Irish, Oct. 18, 7 p.m. Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 6.
Eleven Mile State Park Events, 4229 Country Road 92, North Shore Amphitheater, 719/748-3401. Free. "Ute Life and Legends," Sat., Aug. 25, 6 p.m. "Together Forever: Predator/Prey Relationships," Sat., Sept. 1, 6 p.m.
Mountain Park Environmental Center Events, 9167 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, hikeandlearn.org. "An Evening of Nature Poetry," Aug. 16. "Yoga in Nature Hike," Aug. 18. "Basic Grass Identification," Aug. 25. "Green Corn Full Moon Hike," Aug. 26.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Presenting Wolf to Woof: The Story of Dog through Oct. 7. My Home Planet Earth through Oct. 21. Paws & Reflect: Art of Canines through Oct. 14. Showing the film Wolves through August.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Moonlight and Magnolias, Sept. 7 to Oct. 7. La Cage Aux Folles, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Altar Boyz, April 22 to June 15. Buddy...The Buddy Holly Story, July 5 to Aug. 10.
The Avenue Theater, 417 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, avenuetheater.com. Featuring I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, $16-$24, through Aug. 18. Free reading of Alligators, by Carol Roper, Mon. Aug. 20, 7:30 p.m. The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), Sept. 7 to Oct. 27.
Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, denvercenter.org. $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through Sept. 16.
Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, comedyworks.com. Presenting Bill Burr, Aug. 16-19. Doug Benson, Aug. 22-26. Lavell Crawford, Sept. 7-9.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. $12-$22. Presenting Hello Dolly, Sept. 28 to Oct. 7. Beauty and the Beat, Feb. 8-24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.
Space Theatre, Denver Performing Arts Complex, 1050 13th St., Denver, phamaly.org. $28. Physically Handicapped Actors and Musical Artists League presents Urinetown, The Musical through Aug. 19.
special events Boulder Fringe Festival, 15 downtown venues, Boulder, boulderfringe.com. A 12-day multi-arts festival packed with theater, dance, music, film, poetry, fashion and more. Aug. 16-27.
Holistic Ranch Management Workshop, Smith Ranch, Rush, coloradoholisticmanagement.org. Tour a ranch and learn how to plan a more sustainable ranch from the ground up. Sat., Aug. 18.
Denver Clean Comedy Festival, Historic Festival Playhouse , 5665 Old Wadsworth Road, Arvada, festivalplayhouse.com. Free. A competition featuring 27 Denver comics. Wednesdays, Aug. 22 and 29, 7 p.m.
Art & Ale Festival, The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. $35 individual, $60 per couple. Featuring musical entertainment, bountiful brews and "tantalizing treats." Fri., Aug. 24, 6-10 p.m.