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Coburn Gallery, CCs 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.
  • Coburn Gallery, CCs 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.

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. Coins, Crown and Conflict through November.

Arati Artist Gallery, 2425 W. Colorado Ave., 636-1901. Presenting Celebrating Colorado Sunshine, with featured artist Kang Lee Sheppard, through Sept. 30.

Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting Nature's Beauty, paintings by Sherry Rogers, through Sept. 15.

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 Mi Familia, works from the family of Armando and Susanne Olivero, through Oct. 31.

Bella Art and Frame, 366 Second St., 488-0459. Featuring Turning Point, works by Tammi Otis and Jim Valone, through Sept. 15.

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 Elements and Principles, an exploration of the factors that make good desing and art, through Sept. 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, Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Free. Featuring Road Tested, works that come with their own suitcases, through Sept. 15. The Intimate Intemann: One Woman's Affair with a Local Hiking Trail, paintings by Kay Beaubien, through Sept. 25. Artist's reception, Thurs., Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m. Once Upon a Playground, photographs by Brenda Biondo, and Jewels of Asia, photography by Dianne L. Kittle, through Oct. 2. Chicano Magic, Sept. 21 to Nov. 3. Artist's reception, Sept. 21, 5-7 p.m. Frank, Twisted & Bent, sculptures by Melissa Getz, Sept. 26 to Oct. 23. Opening reception, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

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, through Oct. 5.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works with works by Tyler Jensen, Beryl Hennington and Chi Leary. Ten percent of proceeds donated to a participating non-profit of the buyers' choice.

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 Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, Open Tues.-Wed., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring The Eclectic Eye: Pop and Illusion, selections from the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, through Oct. 28.

The Commons Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 638-6853. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Pikes Peak Light, photos and paintings by Mark Byzewski, through Sept. 30.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Asian Influence: A Painter, A Potter, A Printmaker, works by Cody Evers, Paul Dahlsten and Ramona Lapsley, through Oct. 1.

Cucuru Gallery Caf, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, Featuring Cuba Revisited, paintings and drawing from Cuba, and wall sculptures by Will O'Brien, through Oct. 2.

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 Couleurs, plein air landscapes, gardens and architecture featuring Bill Duryea, through Oct. 31. Continuing work by Melissa Mohon Papineau.

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 the Mountain Artists Group, through Sept. 27. Artists' reception, Fri., Sept. 14, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Limited Edition Bronze Sculptures, by Merry Karraker, Oct. 4-25. Artist's reception, Fri., Oct. 12, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Joy of Nature, oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, Nov. 5-23. Artist's reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., Suite 100, 634-5583, Open Tues.-Wed. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 8 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.

Gunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Presenting Rocky Mountain High through Sept. 15. Jewelry Trunk Sale, works by Gina St. Aubin, Sept. 21-22. Oil paintings by Sherry Rogers, opening reception, Sat., Sept. 22, 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.

L.I.W. Cargo Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452, Featuring Flowers, Gardens and Patios, paintings by Leslie Allen, through Sept. 30.

Mountain Living Studio, 714 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Featuring Color, Nature, Friends & Lovers: A Contemporary View of the Rocky Mountain Lifestyle, works by five artists, through Sept. 30.

Novis Gallery, 206-1/2 N. Tejon St., 633-6903. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Original Watercolors, works by Lorraine Danzo, through October. Open house, Fri., Oct. 5, 5-8 p.m.

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. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring works by Sparky LeBold, Herman Raymond, Desmond O'Hagan, Thomas J. Owen and more.

Paragon Art Gallery, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744, 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, East Library featuring art inspired by All Pikes Peak Reads selection, Zorro. Monument Branch featuring photography by David Futey, through Sept. 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 Celebration for Life, works by Lorelei Beckstrom, Kim Polomka and George Sanchez, through Oct. 19.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721. Featuring the works of Chris McKnight through Nov. 5.

PPCC Downtown Studio Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040. Featuring PPCC Art Faculty Exhibit through Oct. 2.

Rubbish, 17B Bijou St., 231-9839. Open Fri. and Sat., 5-10 p.m. Featuring Relativity 112, works by Dorian, Cheryl and Paul Wells, Sept. 14 to Oct. 6. Opening reception, Fri., Sept. 14, 5-10 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. $3-$4, free to members. Featuring The World is Flat: Cultural Celebrations with Flat Stanley, in the Buell Children's Museum, Sept. 15 to Nov. 3.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, Featuring Internal Expression of External Perception, contemporary acrylics by Barbara Roeming, through Sept. 14.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring An Experiment in Space and Sound, works by Timothy Flood, in the Chapel of Art through Sept. 22. Sue Coe: Cycles, works addressing social, political and economic injustice, through Oct. 17. In Their Own Words: Images and Voices of People Infeced and Affected by HIV, photos by Barry Brown, through Oct. 17. Sky Sculpture for Peace, on the Smokebrush rooftop, Sept. 21 to Dec. 31. Sue Coe artist's lecture, Thurs., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

The Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, Featuring works by Bunny Oliver, Stephen LeBlanc and Jeffrey Desautels.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 488-8101. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Pikes Peak Watercolor Society Annual Signature Members Show and Palette of Light, photography by Sonny Hood, through Oct. 6.

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 Manifest: Colonial Tendencies of the West, works depicting 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, 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 A Potter's Visit from Nepal, unique ceramic works by Laxmi Kumar Prajapati, through Oct. 4.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, $4-$8, members and children under 4 free. Featuring Changing Mines in America, photography by Peter Goin, Sept. 13 to Dec. 29. Opening reception, Thurs., Sept. 13, 5-7 p.m.

The Winter Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063. Featuring Unusual and Intriguing Book Art, three-dimensional works in various media.

art events

Navajo Weaving, Mountain View Church of Christ, 1080 E. La Salle St., 303/681-0300, Presenting a lecture and demonstration by Bonnie Julsen. Fri., Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m.

"Unique Perspectives on Life and Death," Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 578-9092, $10 suggested donation. This art benefit for the Southern Colorado AIDS Project will feature artists Sue Coe and Barry Brown. Fri., Sept. 14, 5:30-8 p.m.

Artist Trading Card Sessions, The BAC's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. Create and trade the mini-masterpieces that artists around the globe are swapping. Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

"Fiji Experience," Smokebrush Foundation, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, Free. Experience the essence of Fijian culture, music, art and food. Sat., Sept. 15, 7-9 p.m.

"The Medal is the Message: Global Ideas in Hand-Held Sculpture," American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, Meet the artists, view their work, attend a lecture and enjoy live entertainment. Wed.-Sat., Sept. 19-22.

"Flaunt: Fashion Under the Bridge," under the Colorado Avenue bridge, $30-$60. Featuring edgy fashion, art and entertainment with a "cirque" theme. Proceeds benefit FutureSelf. Sat., Sept. 22, 6-9 p.m.

22nd annual Exhibition of Quilts and Fine Woodworking, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990. Featuring dozens of one-of-a-kind quilts and original creations in wood, through Oct. 27.

Auditions & Entries
Manitou Springs Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau invites all artists to design a t-shirt for the 13th annual Emma Crawford Memorial Coffin Race. Entries are due by Fri., Sept. 14, 5 p.m. at the Chamber office, 354 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs or Call 685-5089 for more.

Barbershop Harmony will hold auditions for its Christmas Show on Tues., Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m. at Village Christian Church, 3113 Primrose. Seeking men to sing 4-part harmony with the chorus. Call 590-9654 or visit for more.

Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts is accepting entries for a juried still life and clay exhibition to run in October and November. Entry fee is $25-$35. Entries are due Sept. 25. Call 481-0475 or visit for more.

Cucuru Gallery Caf is seeking artworks for "Open Space," an exhibit on the subject of space, both literal and conceptual interpretations. Intake and jurying of work at 2332 W. Colorado Ave. on Oct. 1, 1-6 p.m. Call 520-9900 for more.

Pikes Peak Writers Contest is seeking entries in eight categories from unpublished fiction writers. A maximum of 400 entries will be accepted Sept. 1 through Nov. 1. Entry fees and critiques are $30-$80. Call 531-5723 or visit for more.

Arte Cultural Latino, Inc. is seeking parents and sixth- through eighth-grade students interested in joining a choral group that will learn and perform Spanish songs. Call Roger at 630-8246 for more.

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 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.

Civic Opportunities
Fallen Firefighter Fundraiser, Texas Roadhouse, 595 S. 8th St. Ten percent of profits this evening will support the Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. Thurs., Sept. 13.

Silver Key Senior Services Open House, 2250 Bott Ave., Featuring President Emeritus Mikki Kraushaar and new President Michael Decker. Silver Key advocates for dignity and independence for the elderly and provides transportation, meals-on-wheels and more. Fri., Sept. 14, 1-3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Community Foundation Annual Celebration, Venetucci Farm, 5210 S. Hwy. 85/87, 389-1251. $25. Join this fundraiser to support local charities. Fri., Sept. 14, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

SET Family Medical Clinics Dinner and Auction, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 776-8850, $100/individual, $175/couple. Enjoy dinner and entertainment to support basic medical care for the uninsured. Sat., Sept. 15, 5:30-10 p.m.

Medal of Valor Luncheon, Broadmoor Hotel International Center, 1 Lake Ave., 444-7441. An award presentation for Colorado Springs police officers who display heroism, courage and initiative beyond the call of duty. Tues., Sept. 18, noon to 1:30 p.m.

Women Against MS Luncheon, Cheyenne Mountain Resort, 3225 Broadmoor Valley Road, 634-2820 opt. 2, $50. Presenting Sue Thomas, whose life has been dramatized in the TV series Sue Thomas: F.B.Eye. Wed., Sept. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

El Paso County Parks and Leisure Services is seeking public input on the Bear Creek Regional Park Master Plan. Simply complete the survey at by Fri., Sept. 21.

Clubs & Organizations
Rising Professionals, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 217 S. Tejon St., 575-4316. $10-$20. Dialog with industry professionals and elected officials about how we want Colorado Springs to look in 2020. Tues., Sept. 18, 4-6:30 p.m. Social hour starts at 3 p.m.

Colorado Archaeological Society Meeting, CS Police Department Falcon Substation, 7850 Goodard St., 594-0176. Free. Presenting Kendra Rogers discussing Bear Dance Rock Art Site in SE Colorado. Tues., Sept. 18, 7 p.m.

NAMI Colorado Springs, NAMI Office, 510 E. Willamette Ave., Suite A, 473-8477, Free. A support group for families of persons with mental illness. Meets first and third Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

NSCA Weightlifting Club, National Strength and Conditioning Association, 1885 Bob Johnson Drive, 632-6722. Free. Join others who train and compete in the sport of weightlifting. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 4:15-5:45 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, 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.

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 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.

SnoJets Ski Club, various venues, Offering activities for those over 21 including skiing, 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 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, 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, 104 E. Platte Ave., Richard Buchanan; 685-1984. All who enjoy chess are welcome. Meets Tuesdays, arrive between 6:30-8 p.m. to get into the building.

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.

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 Lunch and a Movie, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, Free. Bring a lunch and enjoy a movie. Showing Freedom Writers, Thurs., Sept. 13, noon, at Ruth Holley Branch. Dreamgirls, Wed., Sept. 26, noon, at East Library.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou - Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 - a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Asian Influence: A Painter, A - Potter, A Printmaker, works by Cody Evers, Paul Dahlsten - and Ramona Lapsley.
  • Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Caon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Asian Influence: A Painter, A Potter, A Printmaker, works by Cody Evers, Paul Dahlsten and Ramona Lapsley.

Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604. Free. Featuring The Great Match, a comedy from Spain and Germany with English subtitles. Sat., Sept. 15, 7-10 p.m. Something Like Happiness, a drama/comedy from the Czech Republic with English subtitles. Sat., Oct. 20, 7-10 p.m. Mother of Mine, a drama from Finland and Sweden with English subtitles. Sat., Nov. 17, 7-10 p.m. Madeinusa, a drama from Spain and Peru with English subtitles. Sat., Dec. 15, 7-10 p.m.

Anime Nation, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420, Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, Screening the seminal film Akira (1992) by Katsuhiro Otomo. Thurs., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

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
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "End of Summer Beer Tasting," Thurs., Sept. 13. "California Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept. 15. "Spanish Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept 22. "Wines of the World" Tasting, Thurs., Sept. 27. "German Wine Tasting," Sat., Sept. 29. Pre-registration is required.

11th annual Vintners Dinner, Garden of the Gods Club, 3320 Mesa Road, 471-8672, Presenting an evening of fine wine and four-course dining. Proceeds benefit Children's Literacy Center. Fri., Sept. 14.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star Kitchen, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086 ext. 1. Offering Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, "Rhone," Sept. 19, 6:30 p.m. "Wine & Cheese," Sept. 26, 6:30 p.m.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688,, $40 individual, $75 couple. Featuring "Intro to French Wine," Thurs., Sept. 27, 5:30-8 p.m. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Oct. 14, 5:30-8 p.m. "Wines from Napa Valley," Oct. 25, 5:30-8 p.m. "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Health & Healing
"Oneness Deeksha Blessing," Celebration Store Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 488-2493,, Sept. 14, 7-9 p.m. and Palmer Lake,, Mon., Sept. 17, 7-9 p.m. $33, registration required.

Wild Oats Events, 3180 New Center Point, 622-1099, Offering "Intro to Acupuncture," Sept. 15, 3-4 p.m. "What's Your Eco-Impact?" Sept. 29, 3-4 p.m.

Change Your Mind Day, The Greenway & Nature Center, 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, Free. Buddhist meditation teachings, contemplative exercises, poetry and music. Sat., Sept. 15, 12:30-5:30 p.m.

The Bodywork University of the Rockies Events, 3618 Jeannine Drive, 444-0708, $25/class. Offering "The Difference an Impression Makes,"10:30 a.m. "Past Life Karma," 1 p.m. "Giving Away Your Power," 2:30 p.m. "The Reality of Our Reality," 4 p.m. Sun., Sept. 16.

Hysterectomy Alternatives Seminar, The Surgery Center at Printers Park, 175 S. Union Blvd., 667-5800, Free, registration required. Dr. Charles LaLonde will present information on women's medical choices. Mon., Sept. 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

MS/Lupus Wellness Group, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodman Road, Rockrimmon Community Center, Room 100, 683-1700. Free. Presenting "Laughter Is the Best Medicine," with Cindi Canfield. Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

"The Power of Intuition," Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, Free will offering. Presented by certified clinical hypnotherapist Emily B. Lustig. Sundays, through Sept. 30, 6:30-8 p.m.

Benet Hill Center Classes, 2555 N. Chelton Road, 633-0655, $30-$134. Registering now for scripture classes, centering prayer workshops, and reiki classes that begin this month.

Health Smart Saturdays, Visiting Nurse Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., Suite 101. 577-4448, Providing a public wellness clinic, immunizations and vaccines for nominal fees. Second Saturday of the month.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, Registering now for September classes from baby basics to yoga, smoking cessation and more.

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.

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, 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, 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, $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. "Methods for Sharing Interpretive Information," Sept. 13.

Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Presenting "Resume Writing: Resume & Portfolio Design," Sept. 13, 20 or 27. "How to Market Your Business," Sept. 13. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Sept. 19. "Love 'em or Lose 'em," Sept. 20. "Creative Low-cost Ways To Market Your Small Business," Sept. 20. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Sept. 25.

"Living Wills and Probate: Do Your Loved Ones and Doctors Know Your Wishes?" Security Serice Federal Credit Union, 1485 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 866/809-6354, Free. the public is invited to this financial education workshop. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

"The Great Wealth Transfer Seminar," Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 572-0447. Reservations required. Thurs., Sept. 13, 4:30 p.m.

Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., Room 116A, 527-8036. Free. Presenting Mari Goni on "The Culture of My People: The Basques." Fri., Sept. 14, 9:30 a.m.

"Legacy of the Tenth Mountain Division: Soldiers on Skis," Old Colorado City History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Donations welcome. Learn about the 8,000 skiers, forest rangers and outdoorsmen recruited for the ski troops during World War II. Fri., Sept. 14, 11 a.m.

"Carpenter, Prospector, Millionaire: A Visit with Winfield Scott Stratton," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990, Meet and talk with Winfield Scott Stratton portrayed by Richard Marold. Sat., Sept. 15, noon to 2 p.m.

"A Short History of Military Space on the Front Range," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990, Free. Colonel Martin France will discuss developments in space research at Peterson AFB, Schreiver AFB and NORAD. Sat., Sept. 15, 2 p.m.

"Wilderness/Wild Lands: Is There Enough?" CC's Gates Common Room, Palmer Hall, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. William Rogers and Suzanne Jones will discuss the debate our region's wild areas. Mon., Sept. 17, 7:30 p.m.

"Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region," CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd., 636-8923. $8/class, $60/six-class series. Presenting "Putting Gardens to Bed and Bulbs to Warm Your Springtime Soul," Tues., Sept. 18, 2-4 p.m. and Thurs., Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

"Crossover Fundraising: Double Your Effectiveness," High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, 1825 Dominion Way, 494-4849. Donations accepted. Explore ways to increase publicity for your nonprofit or small business. Tues., Sept. 18, 7-9 p.m.

"Building the Climate Movement," CC's Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting environmentalist and author Bill McKibben. Tues., Sept. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Caf Scientifique Lecture Series, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012. Dr. Herbert Siegel, Professor Emeritus Penn State University, will discuss "Avian Influenza: Bird Flu." Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30 p.m.

Renaissance Academy Events, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Presenting Simon Baker on "Powering Renewables." Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30-8 p.m.

"The Olympics: Then and Now," UCCS Kraemer Family Library, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3068. Presenting Glen Werner Roseboom, director of the U.S. Olympic Training Center. Wed., Sept. 19, 3-4:30 p.m.

"The Great Porn Debate," CC's Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Ron Jeremy, the "Porn King," and Craig Gross, the "Porn Pastor" will face off in a debate. Thurs., Sept. 20, 7 p.m.

The Small Business Development Center Classes, UCCS CITTI Building, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, Offering "Basics of Bookkeeping," Sept. 20. "Power of Email Marketing," Sept. 26. "Understanding Financial Statements to Manage Your Business," Oct. 18.

"Should You Start Your Own Business?" SCORE, 636-3074, $15. Featuring workshops presented by SCORE. East Library, Oct. 4 and Dec. 4. Penrose Library, Oct. 23, Nov. 13, and Dec. 18.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, 633-4991, Offering classes on nature, music, film, books, finances, religion, health, history and more.

District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations, 520-2384, Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, business, crafts, yoga, computers and more.

Pikes Peak Library District Events, 531-6333, 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.

Literary Events
Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors and poets. Edward P. Jones, Thurs., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. Jeffrey Lent, Thurs., Oct. 4, 7 p.m.

Penwoman Luncheon, Crescent Lily Inn, 6 Boulder Crescent, 495-2702. Presenting watercolor artist Lorraine Danzo. All published writers, musicians and artists welcome. Sat., Sept. 15, 11:15 a.m.

Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012. Lambda Literary Award Finalist Mary Saracino will discuss and sign Singing of the Swans, Thurs., Sept. 13, 6 p.m. Poet Aaron Anstett will read and sign Each Place The Body's, Thurs., Sept. 20, 6 p.m.

Great Books Discussions, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333, Discussing "Planning and Democracy" (from The Road to Serfdom) by Freidrich Hayek and Distributive Justice (from Collected Papers) by John Rawls. Thurs., Sept. 13, 6:45-9 p.m.

Barnes and Noble North Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9960. Presenting costume characters Toot and Puddle, Fri.-Sat., Sept. 14-15, 10:30 a.m. Donita K. Paul signing DragonFire, Sat., Sept. 15, 2 p.m. Margaret Bailey signing Diamond in the Sky. Sun., Sept. 16, 2 p.m.

Book Talk and Signing, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. $2, reservations required. Kathleen Cain sign The Cottonwood Tree: An American Champion and through stories, readings and slides share some of the tree's secrets. Sat., Sept. 15, 10-11 a.m.

Write Brain: What Literary Agents Want, Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 531-5723, Members and first-time visitors free. Featuring literary agents Sandra Bond and Anita Kushen on making submittals shine. Tues., Sept. 18, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Book Signing, The Winter * Heimlich Gallery, Third and Front Streets, Monument, 488-1063. Cindy Landsberg and Judith Pettibone will sign The Hero Within with artist and cover designer Eldon Warren. Free. Thurs., Sept. 20, 5-8 p.m.

"luvsaverb" Open Mic Poetry, Village Inn Restaurant, 5790 S. Carefree Circle, 233-1698, Free. Gathering for all who want to read or listen. Second and fourth Saturdays, 9 p.m.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Events, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. Presenting The Battleship Potemkin, $22-$37, Sat., Sept. 15, 8 p.m. Beethoven: Symphony No. 9, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 29-30. Beloved Brahms Concerto, Oct. 20-21. Symphonie Fantastique, Nov. 17-18. Smetana: The Moldau, Jan. 12-13. Thrilling Tchaikovsky, Feb. 9-10. Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, March 15-16. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, April 12-13.

"The Salvation Blues," Borders-Southgate, 2120 Southgate Road, 632-6611. Free. Mark Olson of The Jayhawks will perform songs from and sign his new CD. Sat., Sept. 15, 7 p.m.

"A Salute of Thanks," American Legion Post 5, 15 E. Platte Ave., 930-7817. A thank you to our veterans and military with classic rock by Rough Around the Edges. Sat., Sept. 15, 6:30-10:30 p.m.

Brad Bietry Jazz Group, Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, $12-$15. Performing straight ahead, Latin and smooth jazz. Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m.

"Rockin' at the Aud," Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 475-1422. $50. Presenting a dinner-dance with the music of Flash Cadillac. Proceeds benefit Greccio Housing. Sat., Sept. 15, 5-9:30 p.m.

Big Band Sunday, Colorado Springs Shrine Club, 3 S. 33rd St. $6-$10, 18 and under free. Featuring music of The New Century Big Band. Proceeds benefit Care and Share food bank. Fri., Sept. 21, 3 p.m.

Friends House Concerts, 329-1644, Presenting Terri Hendrix with Lloyd Maines, Sun., Sept. 16, 7 p.m., $20. Zoe Lewis with Kate Wolf, Sat., Oct. 20, 7:30 p.m., $15. Pete Mulvey, Sun., Dec. 9, 7 p.m., $15. Patty Larkin, Sun., Feb. 24, 7 p.m., $20. Catie Curtis, Sun., March 16, 7 p.m., $20.

Mbera African Music, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Sponsored by the CC music department. Wed., Sept. 19, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Concerts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Presenting George Jones, Oct. 2, 7:30 p.m. Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.


Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, Presenting Jesse Pangelinan, Sept. 13 and 16. Steve "Mudflap" McGraw, Sept. 14-15.

Theatre of Dreams Events, 735 Park St., Castle Rock, 303/660-6799. $20. Presenting Juggler Reid Belstock. Fri., Sept. 14, 8 p.m.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, Featuring Richard II: A Readers' Theater, $5, Sat.-Sun., Sept. 15-16, 7 p.m. Fiddler on the Roof, $8-$25 (with dinner option), Oct. 12-14, 19-21 and 26-27. Rabbit Hole, $8-$25 (with dinner option), Nov. 9-11 and 17-18.

Colorado Festival of World Theatre, Pikes Peak Center, CC's Armstrong Hall and various venues in Manitou Springs and Woodland Park, 475-1737, Presenting Beautiful Girls, a tribute to Stephen Sondheim, Truth in Translation and Daniel Beaty singing The Broadway Songs I Love. Sept. 20-30.

Arnold Hall Theater Events, U.S. Air Force Academy, 333-4497, Presenting Cross Canadian Ragweed, $12-$20, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Coaster, Drifters and Platters, $20-$35, Oct. 12, 7:30 p.m. Cirque Le Masque, $35-$40, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Peter Pan, $15-$42, Feb. 8, 7:30 p.m. Cats, $27-$47, March 7-8, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Blast, $25-$45, April 5, 7:30 p.m. I Love a Piano, $20-$35, April 16, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, Presenting Best of Sondheim: Beautiful Girls, Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m. and Sun., Sept. 23, 6:30 p.m. Bill Cosby, Sun., Oct. 7, 2 & 5 p.m. Curtis Adams: Magic that Rocks, Thurs., Oct. 18, 7:30 p.m. Rodney Carrington, Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m.

Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, $12-$22. Featuring Zorro!, Sept. 27 to Oct. 14. Doubt: A Parable, Nov. 1-18. The Santaland Diaries, Dec. 6-23. Blithe Spirit, Jan. 31 to Feb. 17. Dal Al-Harb, March 13 to April 6. 9 Parts of Desire, March 20 to April 5. Playboy of the Western World, April 24 to May 3.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, Larry the Cable Guy, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.

Cripple Creek Theatre Events, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, $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 through Sept. 29, dinner at 6 p.m., show at 8 p.m.

dance parties & workshops

International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, Dance to live music ranging from big band and country to polka and Latin, $7-$9, every Saturday, 7:30-11 p.m. Ballroom dances, $8-$10, every third Friday, 8-11 p.m.

Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, $5. Basic instruction followed by dancing the waltz, fox trot, rumba, samba, tango, swing, salsa, disco and cha-cha. Singles welcome, casual dress. Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30-9:30 p.m., New dancers, 7 p.m.

Contra Dancing: Pikes Peak Traditional Dance, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 578-8979. $4-$8, kids under 12 free. No partner needed for these easy dances. Live music by Larry Edelman & Friends. Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30-10 p.m. Lesson, 7 p.m.

Dance Colorado Events, 612 S. Tejon St., 473-1395, Beginners Only Dance Party, $5, Tuesdays through Sept. 25, 7:45-8:30 p.m.

Hip Hop & Breakin', Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, Five-week series, begins Sat., Sept. 15, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Soul Mechanics: Informance, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420, Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, The B-Boy group Soul Mechanics will demonstrate and explain breakdancing moves, culture and roots. Fri., Sept. 21, 6 p.m.

Country-Western Dance Lessons, DJ's Bar & Grill, 1110 E. Fillmore St., 633-1835, Free. Dance lessons with Diane followed by open dancing with DJ Mike. Wednesdays, through Sept. 26, 7 p.m.

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.

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.
  • 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.

Robert's Race for Lung Cancer Research, North Monument Valley Park, 303/913-1980, $5-$25. Join this 5k run/walk to raise funds for the LUNGevity Foudation. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m.

Walk to Cure Diabetes, America the Beautiful Park, 131 Cimino Drive, 633-8110, Enjoy food, fun and family entertainment along the 2.5-mile walk. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. start.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, Open Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering Technical Rock Climbing, Sat.-Sun., 3-4:30 p.m. Wildlife Tours, Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m. Pat's Wild Cañon Adventures," $2, Sat., Sept. 15 and 22, 10 a.m. to noon. "Caya Cañon?: 6K Family Hike and Trail Race," Sun., Sept. 16, registration 9 a.m., 11 a.m. start.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Offering "Girl Scout Brownie Day," Sept. 15. "Nature Explorers: Magnificent Monarchs," Sept. 20. "HawkQuest: Live Birds of Prey," Sept. 22. "Young Naturalists: Spinning Spiders," Sept. 29.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering Book talk and signing The Cottonwood Tree: An American Champion, Sept. 15. "Twos and Threes Outdoors: Signs of Fall," Sept. 16. "Autumnal Equinox Walk," Sept. 12. "Pond Critters," Sept. 22. "Nature Adventures: Animal Aerobics," Sept. 26. "15th Anniversary Art Show and Sale," Sept. 29.

Kidney Awareness Time (KAT) Walk, Fountain Creek Regional park, 310 Duckwood Road, Fountain, 471-4615, $15. A family walk to promote kidney disease awareness and testing programs. Sun., Sept. 16, 9 a.m.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, 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, Open Sat.-Sun., 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering guided hikes and interpretive programs throughout the summer.

Special Events
Bronco Mania Rally, America the Beautiful Park, 126 Cimino Drive, 385-5906, Free. Wear your orange and blue to meet Broncos cheerleaders, test your throwing skills, catch an NFL punt and more. Thurs., Sept. 13, 1-2:30 p.m.

Holly Berry House Folk Art Festival, Rock Ledge Ranch Historic Site, east entrance to Garden of the Gods, off 30th Street, 633-2026, $2-$6. Featuring American folk artists, historic tours, quilt auction, food and music. Sept. 14-16. Fri,. noon to 6 p.m., Sat., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Tours, Uintah Street and Glen Avenue, 633-5293. $5. The Women's Educational Society of Colorado College will conduct hour-long tours of the historic building. Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Men's Mini-Conference, Holy Apostles Church, 4925 N. Carefree Circle, Mike: 330-2938. Presenting former NFL New Orleans Saint football player Danny Abramowicz. Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Public Star Party, Palmer Park, Maizeland and Academy Blvd., 651-8476. Free. Colorado Springs Astronomical Society hosts a public viewing beginning at sunset. Sat., Sept. 15, 7:30-11 p.m.

Colorado Springs Senior Center Open House, 1514 N. Hancock St., 385-5933. Free. Enjoy a day of fitness demonstrations, art exhibits, dancing and more. Sat., Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Mount Pigsah Speaks" Cemetery Walk, begins at Cripple Creek District Museum, 500 Bennett Drive, Cripple Creek, 719/689-8785. $5 suggested donation. Actors in period costumes will tell stories of the cemetery's "residents." Tours every half-hour. Sat., Sept. 15, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Front Range Business Expo, AFA Stadium Press Box, 2169 Field House Drive, 481-3282, $5. Featuring networking opportunities and business seminars. Tues., Sept. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Global Mala Project, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, A night of yoga, art and music with Kat and Bob Tudor as part of the U.N. International Day of Peace. Fri., Sept. 21, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Bone Appetit Gala, Cheyenne Mountain Conference Resort, 264-6460, $95. Featuring dinner, a dessert auction and presentation by Marc Beckoff, the world-renowned animal behaviorist, researcher and author. Proceeds benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., Sept. 22, 6 p.m.

Give Peace a Dance, Paragon Ballroom, 3125 Sinton Road, 632-6189, $15. Local musicians John Wise & Friends and Aiyo will play to celebrate the U.N. International Day of Peace. Sat., Sept. 22, 8 p.m. to midnight.

Youth & Family
ACT Prep Review Session, DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 632-3000. Free. Writing and critical reading, 8 a.m. to noon. Lunch, noon to 1 p.m. Mathematics, 1-5 p.m. Sat., Sept. 15.

Tarantulas and Other Creepy Crawlies, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, Meet spiders, millipedes, giant cockroaches and a scorpion. Sat., Sept. 15, 10:30 a.m. at Briargate Branch, and 1:30 p.m. at Rockrimmon Branch. Sun., Sept. 16, 1:30 p.m. at Penrose Library.

Manitou Springs Public Library Storytimes, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, Enjoy weekly stories, fingerplays and songs for children birth through 5 years. Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. "Growing Vegetable Soup," Sept. 13. "What's That Shape?" Sept. 20. "Don't Bug Me," Sept. 27.

Volunteer Opportunities
The City of Colorado Springs has an opening for a volunteer member on the Public Safety Sales Tax Oversight Committee. No experience is necessary. Send letters of interest and resumes by Sept. 21 to City Council, Attn: Marti Devine, P.O. Box 1575, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Call 385-5453 for more.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) will host an open house at CASA's offices, 701 S. Cascade Ave., on Wed., Oct. 3, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Find our how you can become a child's "voice in court" and help an abused or neglected child. No legal background needed. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit for more.

ERDT/SHARE is seeking host families for high school foreign exchange students ages 16-18. Also seeking adult "Ambassadors" to assist with placing students. Ambassadors receive a stipend. Call local coordinator Elsa Myers at 303/400-5227 or visit for more.

Rocky Mountain Field Institute is seeking volunteers for back-country trail work and environmental restoration. Oct. 13-14. Call 471-7736 or visit for more.

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 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 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 needs 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 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

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 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 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 for more.

American Numismatic Association is seeking museum docents, administrative support and customer service volunteers. Call 482-9814 or e-mail for more.

The Salvation Army has a variety of volunteer opportunities available. Call 636-5266 or visit for more information.

Care & Share Food Bank needs volunteers to help with hunger-relief projects throughout southern Colorado. Call 528-1247 or visit 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 Jennifer at 442-6336 for more.

Memorial Health System is seeking volunteers for various areas of the hospital. Call 365-5298 or visit 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 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 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

Safe Place Animal Rescue is seeking volunteers to assist with finding homes for pets of the terminally ill. Visit 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 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 for more.

Colorado Reptile Humane Society is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. Call 303/776-2070 or visit 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 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 for a current list of volunteer opportunities. E-mail 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 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 for more.

Out of Town

art galleries

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Featuring Colorado Watercolor Society's State Watermedia Exhibition through Nov. 11.

Central City Gallery, Washington Hall, 117 Eureka St., Central City, 303/582-5952, Open Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Gilpin County Arts Association Members Exhibit and Sale through Sept. 29.

Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000, 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.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922, Featuring Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, through Nov. 4. Gallery talk, Fri., Sept. 21, 11 a.m.

art events

Lyons Sculpture Trail, begin at Oskars Blues, Stone Cup Caf or Barking Dog Cafe, Lyons, 303/823-6828, A 60-90 minute walk through 36 Jack-and-the-Beanstalk themed sculptures, through Oct. 21, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.


Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, Presenting Garrison Keillor and Charles de Lint, Sept. 13. Daniel Pinchbeck, Sept. 14. Jerry Spinelli, Ben Fogelberg and Steve Grinstead, Sept. 15. Tobias Wolff, Sept. 16. Troy Cook and Catherine Corman, Sept. 17. Jeffrey Kahane, Cindy Lu and Nancy Horan, Sept. 18. Robert Fulghum and Dan Gediman, Sept. 19.

Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference, The Renaissance Hotel, I-70 and Quebec St., Denver, 303/339-7500, $289. Featuring speakers, agents, workshops and Q&As. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.


Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, Featuring Plaid Tidings, featuring the Forever Plaid quartet. Nov. 13 to Dec. 23.

recreation & learning

Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-3682, $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, 720/865-3500, 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 Botanic Gardens at Chatfield, 8500 Deer Creek Canyon Road, Littleton, 303/973-3705, $5-$8. Get lost in an 8.5-acre corn maze. Fridays, 4-9 p.m., Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays, noon to 8 p.m., through Oct. 28.

Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring TITANIC: The Artifact Exhibition through Jan. 6.

Mountain Park Environmental Center Events, 9167 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, Offering "Mason Gulch after Two Years," Thurs., Sept. 13, 7 p.m. "Nature for Toddlers," Fri., Sept. 14, 10 a.m. "Mason Gulch Burn Site Hike," Sat., Sept. 15, 9 a.m. "Autumn Equinox Drum Circle," Sun., Sept. 23, 6 p.m. "Autumn Equinox Harvest Moon Hike," Mon., Sept. 24, 6:30 p.m.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, 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, Featuring Moonlight and Magnolias, through Oct. 7. La Cage aux Folles, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. Defiance, Oct. 2 to Nov. 4. Of Mice and Men, Jan. 29 to March 9. Nunsensations: The Nunsense Vegas Revue, March 6-23. House of Blue Leaves, April 8 to May 11. 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, Featuring The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), through Oct. 27.

Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, $25-65. Presenting The Taffetas, a musical about a 1950s-era sister act, through Sept. 16.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, Presenting Vote for Uncle Marty, a satirical look at life, through Oct. 13.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, Presenting Bob Marley, Sept. 13-15. Phil Paulisoul, Sept. 16. Robert Schimmel, Sept. 27-29. Harland Williams, Oct. 12-13. Kevin Nealon, Oct. 19-20.

The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/422-4090, $11-$13.50. Presenting Sin, Sex and the CIA through Sept. 22.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, $12-$22. Presenting Kingdom through Sept. 23. Hello Dolly, Sept. 28 to Oct. 7. Beauty and the Beat, Feb. 8-24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.

special events

Bead Renaissance Show, Holiday Inn DIA, 15500 E. 40th Ave., Denver, Free. Offering retail and wholesale vendors, classes and more. Thurs.-Sun., Sept. 13-16.

Telluride Blues & Brews Festival, various venues, Telluride, 866/515-6166, $25-$325. Featuring national blues, rock, gospel and soul acts plus over 100 beers from microbreweries. Fri.-Sun., Sept. 14-16.

Parker Octoberfest, O'Brien Park Lot, 10795 Victorian Drive, Parker, 303/649-7148. Free. Live music, Bavarian dancers, biergartern, food, vendors and children's activities. Sat., Sept. 15, 1-8 p.m.

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