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The Commons Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 210 W. Colorado Ave., livingstonesunlimited.com. Featuring A Kind of WAKE, a multimedia show and sale, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1.
  • The Commons Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 210 W. Colorado Ave., livingstonesunlimited.com. Featuring A Kind of WAKE, a multimedia show and sale, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1.

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 Coins, Crown and Conflict through Nov. 30. x

Artists Lair, 2766 Janitell Road, 576-5247. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting Small Paintings, works by Pikes Peak Plein Air Painters, Nov. 3-29. Opening reception, Sat., Nov. 3, 4-7 p.m.

Art on South Main Cooperative Art Gallery, 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, 542-6838, artonsouthmain.com. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting 10 x 10 Art Show and Sale and featured artist Lynn Chapman, Nov. 1-29.

The Bridge Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Open Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 3 p.m. Featuring Connections, works by members and guests that share a connection in theme, medium, etc., Nov. 2-25. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. 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 Chicano Magic, in celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, through Nov. 3. Prt--Gicle, fine, archival inkjet prints, through Nov. 20. Convergence: Ways of Seeing, works depicting different points of view, Nov. 9 to Dec. 29. Opening reception, Fri. Nov. 9, 5-8 p.m.

Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, theideaspace.com. Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring Cyberskins, garments inspired by American Indian powwow regalia and high-tech culture by Bently Spang, through Dec. 12.

The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Featuring Art as Community, works by Dora Haslinger through Dec. 5. 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, csfineartscenter.org. 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 Impressionist and Modern Masters, works from the New Orleans Museum of Art, Dec. 8 to March 9. Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, May 3 to July 5.

The Commons Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 210 W. Colorado Ave., livingstonesunlimited.com. Featuring A Kind of WAKE, a multimedia show and sale, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1.

Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Intriguing Web, showcasing works of Pikes Peak Weavers' Guild members, through Nov. 12.

Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899, cottonwoodartistsschool.com. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 10 Year Anniversary and Annual Instructors Show, featuring works by over 40 artists, Nov. 2-30. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Artist's talk and demonstration, Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Cucuru Gallery Caf, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9900, cucuru.santario.com. Featuring Color Touches the Heart, paintings by Marie Baehr, and 20 works of new pottery by Roger Fenton, Nov. 3-30. Opening reception, Sat., Nov. 3, 5-8 p.m.

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 Translucence, a series of oil glaze paintings by Bill Duryea, Nov 1 to Dec. 31. Continuing work by Melissa Mohon Papineau. Holiday opening with music by Tony Maiken and The Storys, Sun., Nov. 4, noon to 6 p.m.

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 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, csfineartscenter.org. 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 Museum Discovery Day with guided family-friendly tours, Sat., Nov. 10. Faces in the Crowd, portraiture from the permanent collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, through Jan. 20.

Fine Art Gallery at CSU-Pueblo, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo, 719/549-2404. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring spongexsponge, five artists relating absorption in the body with the way we "sponge up" culture, through Nov. 2.

Frameworks Gallery, Bon Shopping Center, 2236 N. Wahsatch Ave., 636-2427. Open Tues.-Fri., 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Featuring Light, Voice & Vision, works by Mary-Linn Benning and Juel Grant. End date?

Heebee Jeebees, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Odditorium: Works by John Orr, an exhibition of contemporary art, through Nov. 30.

Hunter-Wolff Gallery, 2605 W. Colorado Ave., 520-9494, hunterwolffgallery.com. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Closed Tuesdays. Featuring Anniversary Celebration: Everything New through Nov. 15.

InHouse Studios, 1363 Pecan St. Featuring Look Into Our Faces, fine-art portraiture by local professional photographers. (Exhibit will move to Antlers Hilton the following week and run through the holidays.) Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.

L.I.W. Cargo Fine Art Gallery, 713 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0452, allenfineart.com. Featuring Colorado Treasures Holiday Show: The Big and the Small of It, with over 20 artists displaying one large and one small painting, Nov. 1 to Dec. 31, Opening reception, Sun., Nov. 4, 6-8 p.m.

Louisa Performing Arts Center, The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747, css.org. Featuring Jack Frost: A Retrospective, oil paintings, drawings and sculpture. Opening reception and artist's talk, Fri., Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m.

Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Featuring Fourth Year Anniversary Show, works by Mary Cohagan, Jean Houghton, Paul Hanke, George Hart, Allen Thorton and others, Nov. 2-11. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. Anniversary celebration with live music and more, Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 4, noon to 5 p.m.

Novis Gallery, 206 1/2 N. Tejon St., 633-6903. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring original works by local artists, antique maps and prints.

OpticalReverb at Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 387-7212, opticalreverb.com. Featuring They're Everywhere, works by Louise Cutler, Alberto Leopizzi, Elizabeth Northart and others, through Nov. 25.

OpticalReverb at The Warehouse, 25 W. Cimarron St., 387-7212, opticalreverb.com. $20-$25. Magnum Opus, a benefit for the COPPeR Foundation, through Nov. 30.

Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371, macatering.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Featuring The Passion of the Figure, works by Herman Raymond, Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan and Thomas J. Owen.

Paragon Art Gallery, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Open Thurs.-Sat., 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Presenting Once Upon a Playground, photography by Brenda Biondo in the Paragon Ballroom, and photos by Russell Wood, through Jan. 5. Featuring the works of Teresa Pacheco, through Dec. 1.

PPCC Art Gallery, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4040. Featuring A Reality of the Same Intensity, works by Will K. Polley, Maxine Green and Don Green, Nov. 9 to Dec 14. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 5-7:30 p.m.

Penrose Library, Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333, ppld.org. Featuring The Bob McIntyre Story, photo portraits of the world's most rich and famous people.

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. $20-$25. Featuring An Inspirational Journey, Nov. 2 to Jan. 18. Opening reception with food, bar and music to benefit the Empty Stocking Fund, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.

Poor Richard's Restaurant, 324 N. Tejon St., 632-7721. Open daily, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring the acrylic paintings and pen & ink works of Chris McKnight through Nov. 5.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. 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, through Nov. 3. Pikes Peak Pastel Society Members Exhibit, Nov. 3 to Jan. 18. Opening reception, Wed., Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m.

Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul through Nov. 31.

The Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Featuring paintings and sculpture by R. N. Catron and metal sculpture by Mark Allen Myer through October. Presenting works by Karen Hall, through November.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, through Nov. 17. Sky Sculpture for Peace on the rooftop through Dec. 31. The Nature of Design, the C-Springs Thirteen explore printmaking, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1. Extraordinary Manitou, works by Charles H. Rockey, Ken & Tina Riesterer, Jermaine Rogers and more, Nov. 2 to Dec. 15. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.

The Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, squashblossom.com. Featuring Fall Exhibit, paintings and bronzes by local and regional artists.

T Benton Brooks Studio, 110 Canon Ave., Suite E, Manitou Springs, tbentonbrooks.com. Featuring 10 Days in New York City, recent paintings by T Benton Brooks. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5:30-10 p.m. Exhibition, Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 4, noon to 6 p.m.

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 colonization and the resulting mix of cultures, politics and commerce, through Nov. 17.

The University of the Rockies, 555 E. Pikes Peak Ave. #108, 442-0505 ext. 601. Open Wed.-Fri., noon to 4:30 p.m. Featuring Color in Light, works by Sarah K. Hall, through Nov. 21.

Velez Gallery, 220 N. Tejon St., velezgalleries.com. Featuring Huichol Visions, a collection of Huichol bead work.

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.

WeUsOur Artist's Market, 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9702. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Things That Go Bump in the Night, the weird, wild and sometimes dark vision of Jeff DeMers, Chris Bullock and Rex Pillager, through Dec. 6.

Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8, members and children under 4 free. Veteran's Free Day, no admission fee for veterans and active duty service members, Mon., Nov. 12. Featuring Changing Mines in America, photography by Peter Goin, through Dec. 29.

Winter Helmich Gallery, 47 Third St., Monument, 488-1063, spiritoftheartist.com. Featuring Mata Ortiz Fine Pottery, Thurs., Nov. 8, 4-7:30 p.m., Fri., Nov. 9, 11 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 10, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Additional works by photographer Stephen Weaver and jewelry designer Susan Helmich.

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Handweavers Guild of Pueblo, Vail Hotel, 217 S. Grand, Pueblo, handweaversguild@yahoo.com. Offering original handwoven items for sale including apparel, accessories, rugs, pillows, table linens, and ornaments along with handweaving and spinning demonstrations. Nov. 2-10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Nocturnal Mockery 6, Cedars, 3125 Sinton Road, nocmoc@gmail.com, $5. Artists come together to present their work for three nights of fun with live entertainment. Fri., Nov. 2, 5 p.m. to midnight. Sat., Nov. 3, noon to midnight. Sun., Nov. 4, noon to 7 p.m.

Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, cottonwoodartistsschool.com, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 10 year anniversary and annual Instructors Show, featuring works by over 40 artists, Nov. 2-30. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Artists talk and demonstration, Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Cottonwood Artists School, 25 Cimino Drive, cottonwoodartistsschool.com, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 10 year anniversary and annual Instructors Show, featuring works by over 40 artists, Nov. 2-30. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5:30-8:30 p.m. Artists talk and demonstration, Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Fall Festival Bazaar, First united Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Offering unique and handcrafted holiday and gift items. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

6th Annual Arts & Crafts Fair, Marcroft Hall, 9105 Chipita Park Road, Chipita Park, 632-5231. Free. Vendors, face-painters, snack bar and door prizes will be on site. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 3- 4, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Chalk It Up, Pueblo, El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union Ave., 719/543-4690. $3-$5. This community wide art event will invite community members to create a large-scale chalk pastel artwork on the sidewalk at the museum. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.

Hispanic Chamber of Colorado Springs Art Show & Sale, Penrose Library, Carnegie Building, Palmer Wing, 21 W. Kiowa St., 337-3867. Free. Featuring artists of Colorado and New Mexico. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 9-10, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Fifth annual Artists' Studio Tour and Sale, Colorado Springs and Manitou Springs, 473-1685, pikespeakstudiotour.com. Professional artists will open their studios to the public during this event featuring 18 artists at 12 locations. Sat., Nov. 10, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 11, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Pine Creek High School Holiday Bazaar, Pine Creek High School, 10750 Thunder Mountain Ave., 649-0163, geocities.com/pcbazaar. Free. More than 130 vendors will be on site, along with live music, refreshments and a silent auction. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Holiday Mountain Craft Fair & Bake Sale, Woodland Park High School, 151 Baldwin Ave., Woodland Park, 686-7707. Sat.-Sun., Nov. 10-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Gourmet holiday desserts, original arts and crafts and kids' activities. Benefits Booster Club and Teller County Regional Animal Shelter. Sat-Sun., Nov. 10-11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Inside/Out Youth Services Benefit Art Show, The Beacham Gallery, 2002 Monteagle St., 390-6685. Free. Featuring works by Thomas Andreas, Ellen Brown, Barb McAdams, Will Bishop and Frederick Lyle Morris with live music, wine and hors d'oeuvres. Sun., Nov. 11, 6-10:30 p.m.

Colachi Arts Classes, 1107 Manitou Ave., No. 11, Manitou Springs, 685-1254. Offering oil painting and pencil drawing classes for all levels, and nude model forums. Call for details.

Auditions & Entries
Chipita Park Association is seeking applicants for its 6th annual Arts & Crafts Fair at Marcroft Hall, 9105 Chipita Park Road, on Nov. 3-4. Entry is $40 per table. Call 632-5231 for more.

WeUsOur Artist's Market is seeking entries in its Handmade for the Holidays show. Call 685-9702 or submit entries to 10 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, by Nov. 10 to be considered for the holiday market.

Commonwheel Artists Co-op has an opening for a professional jeweler in their shop and gallery. Visit Commonwheel, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, or commonwheel.com for an application. Due Mon., Nov. 12, 6 p.m. Call 685-1008 for more.

Young Concert Artists is seeking youth to fill several positions in its orchestra. Auditions will be held on Tues., Nov. 13 after 3:30 p.m. at Pulpit Rock Church, 301 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Call 473-8152 or visit yca-cs.org for more.

Colorado Balloon Classic is seeking entries in its 2008 logo design contest. Winner will receive a flight for two people in the 2008 Colorado Balloon Classic. Entries are due Nov. 30. Visit balloonclassic.com for more.

The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region is seeking nominations for its "Making Democracy Work Award." Nominations are open to women who have worked and contributed to the community in a meaningful way. Applications due Dec. 1. Call 576-7432 or visit lwvppr.org for more.

Beacham Gallery of Art is seeking for artists for its November 11th exhibit. All styles will be considered. No entry or exhibit fees. Paintings must be framed. Call 390-6685 or visit the gallery at 2002 Monteagle St. for more.

Dynamix, a teen vocal group, has openings for one girl and three boys ages 13-16. Performances include vocal jazz, pop standards and Christmas music. Training in group singing along with solo opportunities. Call Jeannie at 303/466-8275 or visit singpszazz.com to join a rehearsal or learn more.

The Gallery at Paragon is seeking artists to display their work in the Paragon Royal Ballroom as well as Cedars Jazz Club at 3125 Sinton Road. Open to all ideas and styles. Call Ron Goldman at 510-1450 for more.

Commonwheel Artists Cooperative has openings for professional jewelers and wall artists for its shop and gallery in Manitou Springs. Call 685-1008 or visit commonwheel.com 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
Manitou Springs Historic Preservation Commission Public Workshop, City Hall, Council Chambers, 606 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4398. Give your input on plans to revise the city's historic design guidelines. Thurs., Nov. 1, 6 p.m.

Earth Summit 2007, The Penrose House at El Pomar, 1661 Mesa Ave., 359-1107, earthcharter.org. Free. This year's summit will focus on the individual, his habitat and sustainable living spaces. Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

"Step It Up" Rally, Rock Ledge Ranch, 3202 Chambers Way, 645-5334, stepitup2007.org. Join CC students and Colorado Springs residents at this national global warming rally to demand political action. Sat., Nov. 3, noon to 3 p.m.

Climate and Energy Extravaganza, Manitou Springs Town Hall, Manitou Springs, 235-1241. Free. Manitou residents can give their input to the Manitou Springs' Climate Action Plan and learn how to reduce their energy bills. Sun., Nov. 4, 1-5 p.m.

"Under the Eagle's Wing: Security in the 21st Century American Republic," Penrose House, 1661 Mesa Ave., 577-7044. Free. The Forum for Civic Advancement will be hosting this presentation featuring former U.S. Senator Gary Hart. Wed., Nov. 7, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Building Futures Building Lives, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., 630-3223 ext. 40, urbanpeak.org. $65. Enjoy hors d'oeuves, entertainment, teen testimonies and emcee Rich Tosches at this event honoring achievements of homeless and runaway youth. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6-8:30 p.m.

Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Bldg. 7300 off Woodfill Road, Fort Carson, 526-8004. Learn about environmental restoration and clean up projects on post. Thurs., Nov. 8, 6:30 p.m.

Pajama Program Fundraiser Dinner, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 4215 Constitution Ave., 651-5989, pajamaprogram.org. $10. As seen on Oprah, the Pajama Program delivers new pajamas and books to abused and abandoned children living in group and foster homes. Sat., Nov. 10, 4:30 p.m.

Clubs & Organizations
Silicon Mountain Macintosh User Group, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-8347, smmug.org. Free. Thurs., Nov. 1, novices, 6 p.m.; meeting, 7 p.m.

Mothers of Pre-Schoolers (MOPS), Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road, 597-4402, radiantchurch.org. $1-$7. Offering brunch, informative speakers, discussion, and crafts for expectant mothers and those with children from birth through kindergarten. Fri., Nov. 2, 9-11:30 a.m.

Silicon Mountain Macintosh Special Interest Groups, Voelker Training Room, 5026 N. Academy Blvd., 570-7294, smmug.org. Free. Get answers and tips related to Mac computers. Sat., Nov. 3, Mac Users, 10 a.m. to noon; OS X Group, noon to 2 p.m.

Pueblo Veterans for Peace, Barkman Branch Library, 1300 Jerry Murphy Road, Pueblo, 544-3753. Meets every second and fourth Tuesday of the month (except December). Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Executive Women's International Workshop, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., springsewi.com. $40, includes meal. Suzanne Tulien of Brand Ascension Group will present a workshop on how customers really make buying decisions. Wed., Nov. 14, 5 p.m. RSVP by Nov 9.

Professionals Network, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., Steve: 667-3836. Open to any individual seeking new employment. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. to noon.

Singles Social Group of El Paso/Douglas Counties, e-mail: naturelady42@yahoo.com. Meet other mid-life singles, ages 40-55, for dinner, plays, wine tastings, hikes, music events and companionship.

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

Women's Sexual Abuse Survivor Support Group, Hillsboro at Springs Ranch, 3864 Riviera Grove, 237-4316, vi@qwest.net. $12. Meeting Mondays, 6-7:30 p.m.

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 866/768-2232, ccfa.org. Free. Colorado Springs support group meets the second Tuesday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

Blazer Ski Club, Valley Hi Golf Course Clubhouse, 610 S. Chelton Road, 577-7755. Learn about the club's upcoming events. Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m.

SnoJets Ski Club, Howard's Pit BBQ, 3350 N. Chestnut St., snojets.org. The club offers activities for those over 21 including skiing, bike rides, camping, dancing, rafting and more. Thursdays, 7:30 p.m.

WINGS, 800/373-8671, wingsfound.org. Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Women's groups on Mondays and Tuesdays. Men's group on Thursdays.

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.

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.

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 drnotyet2008@aol.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.

Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Featuring Fourth Year Anniversary Show, works by Mary Cohagan, Jean Houghton, Paul Hanke, George Hart, Allen Thorton and others, Nov. 2-11. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. Anniversary celebration with live music and more, Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 4, noon to 5 p.m.
  • Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Featuring Fourth Year Anniversary Show, works by Mary Cohagan, Jean Houghton, Paul Hanke, George Hart, Allen Thorton and others, Nov. 2-11. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m. Anniversary celebration with live music and more, Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 4, noon to 5 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.

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.

Film & Video
Warren Miller Film Fest, The Faircy Boys, 4950 New Car Drive. Free. Featuring an outdoor screening of the Warren Miller ski and sport films, Off the Grid and Higher Ground. Thurs., Nov. 1, 7 p.m.

Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center and CC's Armstrong Hall, 226-0450, rmwfilmfest.org. $35-$95. Presenting the best documentary films by and about women, with visiting filmmakers. Fri.-Sun., Nov. 2-4.

Warren Miller's Playground, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 576-2626, ticketswest.com. $17.50. Kick off the winter sports season with Miller's latest extreme sport and ski film. Fri., Nov. 2, 6:30 and 9:30 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 3, 6 and 9 p.m.

Body & Soul: Rocky Mountain Women's Film Festival, Smokebrush Foundation, 218 W. Colorado Ave., rmwfilfest.org. Enjoy this free community screening and Q&A with filmmaker Alice Elliot. Mon., Nov. 5, 5:30 p.m.

Operation Atropos, CC's Armstrong Hall, Max Cade Theater, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6607. $5. Interdisciplinary artist and writer Coco Fusco's experience while taking a course led by military interrogators is shown on film, with a question and answer session following. Mon., Nov. 5, 6:30 p.m.

Film Night: Future Remembrance, UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3567, galleryuccs.org. Showing an exuberant documentary by Tobias Wendl and Nancy du Plessin about photography, photographers and the art of image making in Ghana. Fri., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

Independent Film Series, InfoZone News Museum, 100 E. Abriendo Ave., Pueblo, 562-5604. Free. Featuring 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.

Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free. Offering "Colorado Microbrew Tasting," Thurs., Nov. 1. "German Wine Tasting," Sat., Nov. 3. "Wines of the World," Sat., Nov. 10. "Holiday Tasting," Sat., Nov. 17. "Italian Wine Tasting," Sat., Nov. 24. "New World Wine Tasting," Thurs., Nov. 29. Pre-registration is required.

First Thursday Wine Tasting, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581. $12-$17. Featuring "Wines from Chile and Argentina." Thurs., Nov. 1, 5-8 p.m.

Blue Star Events, The Blue Star, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Offering "Australian Wine Dinner," $65, Nov. 5. Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20, 6:30 p.m. "Organic 'Green' Wines," Nov. 7. "Wines for Turkey Day," Nov. 14. "Staff Favorites," Nov. 21. "Beautiful Blends," Nov. 28.

Bastianich/Batali/Babbo Wine Dinner, MacKenzie's Chop House, 128 S. Tejon St, 444-8400. $115. Featuring wines from Molto Mario TV show host Mario Batali and his partners. Wed., Nov. 7, 7-10 p.m.

Garden of the Gods Gourmet Open House, 2825 W. Cucharras St., 471-2799. godsgourmet.net. Sample products and shop for the holidays. Nov. 9-11. Fri.-Sat., 10 a. m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

All Colorado Beer Festival, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., 262-3232, allcoloradobeerfestival.org. $20-$25. Brewers from across the state will provide beer samples along with live entertainment. Sat., Nov. 10, noon to 4:30 p.m.

Burgundy Wine Dinner, La Belle Vie Restaurant, 1606 S. Eighth St., 444-8400. $90. Explore the wines of Burgundy, of France's most famed wine regions. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m.

Experience Wine Classes, various locations, 262-8688, experiencewine.net. $45. Featuring "A Friendly Introduction to Wine," Nov. 11, 5:30-7:30 p.m.

Health & Healing
Penrose Flu Shot Clinics, Penrose-St. Francis Health Services, 776-5050, $26-$40. Penrose Hospital, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., Nov. 1 and 10. Penrose Community Hospital, 3205 N. Academy Blvd., Nov. 13, and Dec. 9.

Memorial Flu Shot Clinics, 444-CARE opt. 4 to confirm vaccine availability. $18-$26. Get a flu shot on a walk-in basis. Colorado Springs Senior Center, Nov. 2, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Memorial HealthLink, Nov. 3, 9 a.m. to noon. Memorial Urgent Care, Nov. 8, 8-10 a.m. Life After 50 Event, Doubletree Hotel World Arena, Nov. 9, 9 a.m. to noon.

Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, celebrationstore.com. Offering "Shamanic Journeying Group," Nov. 2. "Open Forum: Author Robert Harding," Nov. 5. "Basics of Feng Shui," Nov. 6 and 13. "The Art of Suffering," Nov. 9.

"Building the Immune System Using Herbal Adaptogens," Sage Woman Herbs, 308-A S. Eighth St., 473-9702, sagewomanherbs.com. $25. Learn how to strengthen your body's resistance to disease with herbs. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Spiritual Sharing Circle, Women's Associates Building, 1015 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 510-5096, insightjourney.com. $75. Explore the richness of life in this small circle through sharing, reflection, music, and prayer. Tuesdays, Nov. 6 to Dec. 11, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

Buddhist Teachings by Venerable Tenzin Kacho, Center for the Study of Buddhism and Tibetan Culture, 471-9051. "Meditation Practice on Tara," Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., Nov. 7 and 14, 7-8:30 p.m. "The Faults of Samsara," Manitou Church, 103 Pawnee Ave., Nov. 17, 9:30-11 a.m.

Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0236, faeriemoone.com. "Essential Oils Class," $25, Wednesdays, Nov. 7 to May 7, 6-8 p.m. "Pathworkings Class," $25, Wed., Nov. 21, 7-8 p.m.

Peaceful Holidays Workshop, Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherapy.com. $25, pre-registration required. Certified clinical hypnotherapist Emily B. Lustig will help you bring peace and calm to your holidays. Sat., Nov. 10, 1-3 p.m.

Core Exercise Class, BackRoads Chiropractic, 716 W. Brookside St., 475-9103. Free. Wednesdays through Nov. 14, 4-5 p.m.

VNA Flu Shot Clinics, Visiting Nurses Association, 5373 N. Union Blvd., 577-4448, vnacolorado.org. $25-$40. Clinics every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through Nov. 29, noon to 6 p.m.

"Natural Healing for the Cold and Flu Season," Sage Woman Herbs, 308-A S. Eighth St., 473-9702, sagewomanherbs.com. $25. Learn how to treat yourself with herbs for the fastest recovery. Sat., Dec. 1, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

"Movement for Survivors: Reawakening the Body after Trauma," The Studio, 3020 W. Colorado Ave., 494-7758. $45/class. Offering "Healing the Broken Heart: Trust & Intimacy," Dec. 9. Classes, 6-8:30 p.m.

"Sacred Sexuality" Group, Monument, e-mail: naturelady42@yahoo.com. Free. Discuss the writing of Charles and Carolyn Muir, Margot Anand and David Dieda as well as ancient texts on "enlightenment" through sexuality. Meets third Monday of the month, 7-9 p.m.

TaKeTiNa, Ecospiritual Center, 2502 W. Colorado Ave. #307, 685-1480. Experience the health benefits of simultaneous perception through the polyrhythm journeys of TaKeTiNa. Sundays, 4-5:30 p.m.

CommuniDance, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 291-3120, somamovement.org. Building community through movement and dance. Saturdays, 9-10 a.m.

Buddhist Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave. #B, 473-7609. Silent sit on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. with orientation, 6:15 p.m. Guided loving kindness meditation, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m.

Yoga for Special Needs, Downtown, Pat: 375-1922. Offering a gentle class designed for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m.

"Yoga that You Can Do" Classes, WellPath Resources, 720 N. Main St. #335, Pueblo, 719/821-9200, wellpathresources.com. $10/each, $30/four. Mondays, 5:30-6:45 p.m. or Sundays, 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

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.

"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 ancient Christian faith and its relevance today. Fourth Sunday of every month.

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.

Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., Suite 220, 444-2273, memorialhealthsystem.com. Offering classes from baby basics to yoga, smoking cessation and more.

Lectures & Learning
Indy Hour: How Will UCCS Change between Today and 2020?," Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., 577-4545, renee@csindy.com. Free. UCCS Chancellor Pam Shockley-Zalabak will answer audience questions and discuss the future of the college and its impact on the community. Thurs., Nov. 1, 4:45-6 p.m.

"Cosmopolitanism," CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6607. Free. Kwame Anthony Appiah, professor of philosophy at Princeton University, will discuss his books. Thurs., Nov. 1, 7 p.m.

"Colorado's Future: Sustaining Economic Vitality," Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla St., web.uccs.edu/ccps. Free. A diverse group of speakers will discuss growth, sprawl, economic development and Colorado's future. Fri., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to noon.

"The Chicano Movement in Colorado," CSU Pueblo, Occhiato University Center Aspen Leaf, Pueblo, 719/549-2464. Presenting University of Northern Colorado professor Dr. Pricilla Falcon. Fri., Nov. 2, 2-3 p.m

"Science and the Paranormal," Penrose Library, Carnegie Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 594-4506, freethinkers.com/events.html. Free. Lynne Kelly, science teacher and author of The Skeptics Guide to the Paranormal, will speak. Sat., Nov. 3, 4-6 p.m.

"Super Science Saturday," Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture, 215 Canal St., Pueblo, 719/564-5533, cfisteel.org. Free. Presenting "Heart Anatomy and Dissection," a hands-on class covering all aspects of this vital organ. Not for the squeamish. Sat., Nov. 3, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Historic Preservation Workshop, Penrose Library, Carnegie Reading Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 473-8108. The Historic Preservation Alliance will present "Windows: Repair, Restore or Replace?" Sat., Nov. 3, 9:30 a.m. to noon.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. 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 Childrens Museum, through Nov. 3. Pikes Peak Pastel Society Members Exhibit, Nov. 3 to Jan. 18. Opening reception, Wed., Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m.
  • Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. 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 Childrens Museum, through Nov. 3. Pikes Peak Pastel Society Members Exhibit, Nov. 3 to Jan. 18. Opening reception, Wed., Nov. 14, 5-7 p.m.

"Globalization, Empire and Natural Law," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Harold James will speak about empire with comparisons between the Roman, British, and American experiences. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7:30 p.m.

Breakfast of Champions The Broadmoor Hotel, 1 Lake Circle, 228-6669, peakvista.org. $75. Peak Vista Health Community Centers will host this event featuring Olympic gold-medalist Jackie Joyner-Kersee. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7-9 a.m.

Museum Lecture Series, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $4-$8, members and children under 4 free. Beth And Bill Sagstetter will discuss their book The Mining Camps Speak, Thurs., Nov. 8, 8 p.m.

"Rainforest Martyr: The Story of Sister Dorothy Stang," St. Francis Assisi Parish Hall, 2650 Parish View, 955-3997. David Stang will tell the story of his sister's life and work defending the poor in the Brazilian Amazon. Fri., Nov. 9, 7 p.m.

"The Art of Suffering," Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 330-8892. $10. This lecture will feature Christopher Douglas, a former apprentice to Carlos Castaneda. Fri., Nov. 9, 7-10 p.m.

"Conscious Communications Workshop," Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla St., 633-7807. $100, includes breakfast. Learn to connect with family members, neighbors, friends and co-workers to express yourself, listen effectively and resolve conflicts. Sat., Nov. 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and Sun., Nov. 11, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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

Voices of America Lecture Series, CSU Pueblo, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo, 719/549-2810. Free. Presenting Professor Ronald Takaki, Nov. 13. Presidential commentator Doris Kearns Goodwin, Feb. 19, 2008. Professor James Loewen, May 12, 2008.

Feng Shui and Floral Classes, School of Inner Health, 1 Lovers Lane, Manitou Springs, 964-8109. $50/class. Learn the principles of feng shui or floral design. Tuesdays and Thursdays, 6:30-9 p.m. or Sundays, 2-5:30 p.m.

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.

Literary Events
PPW Fall Fundraiser Booksigning, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon St., 531-5723, ppwc.net. Pikes Peak Writers will host Ronald Cree, Frank Dorchak, Beth Groundwater, Linda LeBlanc, Charlie Rush, Robert Spiller and Sarah Vigil Swiger. Thurs., Nov. 1, 6 p.m.

Freestyle, Poetry, Spoken Word: Open Mic Nights, Pikes Peak Community College Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-2091. Free. All readers are welcome to read their favorites or present their own works. Fridays, Nov. 2 and Dec. 7.

Pikes Peak Writers Fall Workshop & Booksigning, Candlewood Suites, 6450 N. Academy Blvd., 531-5723, ppwc.net. $65-$85. Presenting "Scaring Your Readers" workshop with Ed Bryant, Melanie Tem, Steve Rasnic Tem and Carrie Vaughn. Sat., Nov. 3, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Booksigning, 5-6 p.m.

Poetry West Workshop, CC"s Worner Campus Center #213, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 634-2367. $5, members free. Poets Aaron Anstett and Jim Ciletti will present "Writing is Re-Writing." Bring 12 copies of a poem to critique. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m.

Borders Events, bordersstores.com. Borders-Chapel Hills Mall, 1710 Briargate Blvd. #209, presents Nicholas Ifkovits signing Cloud Drops, Sat., Nov. 3, 9 a.m. and Brian Mandabach reading and signing ... Or Not, Sat., Nov. 3, 2 p.m. Borders-Southgate, 2120 Southgate Road, presents Robert Spiller signing A Calculated Demise, Sat., Nov. 3, noon.

Goddess Open Mic Poetry, Black Cat Books, 720 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Free. Mon., Nov. 5, 7-9 p.m.

Barnes & Noble Booksellers Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., bn.com. Free. Presenting Robert Liparulo signing Deadfall, Tues., Nov. 6, 7 p.m.

Colorado College Visiting Writers Series, Colorado College, 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu/news_events. Free. Featuring readings by internationally known authors. Poet Jessy Randall, CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave., Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Poet Kate Northrup, CC's McHugh Commons, Tues., Nov. 13, 7 p.m.

Great Books Discussion Group, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 ext. 1206, greatbooks.org. Free. Reading books from Great Conversations 2, edited by Daniel Born and Donald Whitfield. Second Thursday of the month. Thurs., Nov. 8. 6:45-9 p.m.

Book an Adventure: Adult Reading Program, Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Read eight books in eight weeks to win prizes, food, coffee mugs and gas cards, through Dec. 17.

"luvsaverb" Open Mic Poetry, Village Inn Restaurant, 5790 S. Carefree Circle, 233-1698, luvsaverb.com. Free. Open to all who want to read or listen. Second and fourth Saturdays, 9-11 p.m.

Music
Thursday Night Recital Series, The Colorado Springs School, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 475-9747 ext. 510. $10-$15. Amy Sue Hardy will sing songs of the 1920s and 1930s. Thurs., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.

Colorado Springs Conservatory Events, 1430 N. Hancock Ave., 577-4556, coloradospringsconservatory.org. Thursday Night Student Recital, free, Thurs., Nov. 1, 7 p.m. Jazz Night, $5, Fri., Nov. 2, 7 p.m. Saturday Night Barely Alive, $5, Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Faculty Recital, free, Sat., Nov. 10, 3 p.m. Manger Avec Trios, $100, Sun., Nov. 18, noon. Jazz Night, $5, Fri., Nov. 30, 7 p.m.

World Arena Concerts, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. James Taylor, Fri., Nov. 2, 7:30 p.m. Blue Man Group, Sat., Nov. 24, 8 p.m. Evanescence, Sun., Nov. 25, 7:30 p.m. Trans Siberian Orchestra, Wed., Dec. 5, 8 p.m.

An Evening with Grass It Up and One Way Out, BAC's Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861 ext. 10. $10-$15. The Team presents a Day of the Dead celebration with bluegrass favorites Grass It Up and Colorado jam band One Way Out. Fri., Nov. 2, 8 p.m.

Joe Uveges CD Release Concerts, joeuveges.com. $12-$15. Performing each night with special guests. First Congregational Church, 30 E. St. Vrain St. Fri., Nov. 2, 7-9 p.m. and High Plains Unitarian Universalist Church, 1825 Dominion Way, Sat., Nov. 3, 7-9 p.m.

Stories of Wind, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Road, 328-9118. $20. Australia's premier didgeridoo and ethnic flute performer will play, Sat., Nov. 3, 8:00 p.m. Digeridoo, Flute and Clapstick Workshops at Inner Light Center, 424 N. Corona St., $85, Sun., Nov. 4, 1-10 p.m.

The Singing Sweethearts, Antonio's Italian Restaurant, 301 Garden of the Gods Road, 531-7177. John and Gail Carpenter will perform Italian favorites, Broadway tunes and opera. Sun., Nov. 4, 6-9 p.m.

PPCC Faculty Recital, Pikes Peak Community College, Centennial Campus Theater, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-3135. Free. Featuring the music of American composers. Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

Vivaldi's Four Seasons, First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., 633-8888, csysa.com. Free. Members of the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony will be performing this classic. Sun., Nov. 4, 3 p.m.

Brahms & Schumann Festival: Music Salon Series, 8 Broadmoor Hills Blvd., Abe Minzer: 439-4630. $23. This house concert series features 15 Front Range musicians, food and drink in a casual setting. Sun., Nov. 4, 4:30 p.m., and Sat., Nov. 10, 6:30 p.m.

Lindseypalooza, Pinecrest Event Center, 106 Pinecrest Way, Palmer Lake, 459-0514, lindseydierks.com. $20. Tempa and the Tantrums, Bob Turner, Bumkin and Beth Joseph will play at this benefit for Lindsey Dierks, who was seriously injured in a traffic accident. Sun., Nov. 4, 2-6 p.m.

Cowboys Niteclub Concerts, 3910 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-1212. Presenting Tracy Byrd, Sat., Nov. 11.

Colorado Springs Philharmonic Events, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., csphilharmonic.org. Presenting Symphonie Fantastique, Sat., Nov. 17, 8 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 18, 2:30 p.m. The Nutcracker, Nov. 23-25. Christmas Classics & Carols, Sat., Dec. 22, 8 pm. and Sun., Dec. 23, 2:30 p.m. Pops: New Year's Eve, Mon., Dec. 31, 8 p.m. Smetana: The Moldau, Jan. 12-13. Pops: People's Choice, Sat., Jan. 26, 8 p.m. Thrilling Tchaikovsky, Feb. 9-10. Pops: Off to the Oscars, Sat., Feb. 23, 8 p.m. The Many Colors of Dr. Seuss, Sun., March 9, 2:30 p.m. Chopin, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, March 15-16. How's the Weather? Sun., April 6, 2:30 p.m. Paganini Violin Concerto No. 1, April 12-13.

Friends House Concerts, 329-1644, house-concerts.org. Presenting 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. Chris Smither, Fri., April 11, 7 p.m., $25.

Pikes Peak Philharmonic, various venues, 685-6468, pikespeakphil.org. $6-$18. Presenting Living Christmas Tree, Dec. 14-16, 7 p.m. Romantic Europe, Feb. 10, 3 p.m. Lost in the Woods, April 13, 3 p.m. Spring Fantasy, May 18, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Concerts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Brule, Sat., Dec 15, 7:30 p.m.

Performances
Theatreworks Events, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring 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.

Fall Dance Concert, Pikes Beak Community College, Centennial Campus Theatre, 5675 S. Academy Blvd., 502-3124. $5-$8. PPCC's High Altitude Dance Ensemble will perform with special guests the Ormao Dance Company. Fri.-Sat., Nov. 2-3, 8 p.m.

Na Kamali'i O Hawai'i 20 Year Celebration, Disabled American Veterans Hall, 6880 Palmer Park Blvd., 598-2308. $10-$15. Featuring a performance of the Hawaiian Polynesian dance group. Sat., Nov. 3, 5-10 p.m.

Fontaine's Fables: Meet the Beasts, Theater at Venue 515, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Ave., 685-4729, themat.org. $8. The Creede Repertory Theatre will present a puppet play exploring the works of Fontaine and Aesop. Sat., Nov. 3, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and Sun., Nov. 4, 2 p.m.

Dance, Dessert and Dreams, Gill Foundation, 315 E. Costilla St., 630-7434. $15. Featuring dancers from the Barbara Ellis Studio of Dance and Northridge Dance Conservatory. Sun., Nov. 4, 2:30 p.m.

Loonee's Comedy Corner, 1305 N. Academy Blvd., 591-0707, loonees.com. Presenting TC Hatter & Marcianne, through Nov. 4. J.R. Brow, Nov. 14-18.

Beauty and the Beast, Lewis-Palmer High School, 1300 Higby Road, Monument, 488-4720. $6-$9. Lewis-Palmer High School students will present this classic story. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 8-10, 7 p.m.

The Hiding Place, Village Seven Presbyterian Church, 574-6700 ext. 39, villageplayers.info. $6-$9. Presenting a play on the hope and faith of Corrie Ten Boom. Thurs.-Sat., Nov. 8-10 and Nov. 15-17, 7 p.m. Matinee, Sat., Nov. 10 and 17, 2 p.m.

Damon Runyon Theater Events, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runyontheater.org. Featuring Rabbit Hole, $8-$36 (with dinner option), Nov. 9-11 and 17-18. A Year with Frog and Toad, $8-$36 (with dinner option), Nov. 30, Dec. 1-2 and 8-9. The Clock Strikes Dead: A New Year's Eve Mystery, $8-$36 (with dinner option), Jan. 11-12 and 19-20.

Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Wed., Fri. and Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, through Nov. 17. Sky Sculpture for Peace on the rooftop through Dec. 31. The Nature of Design, the C-Springs Thirteen explore printmaking, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1. Extraordinary Manitou, works by Charles H. Rockey, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Jermaine Rogers and more, Nov. 2 to Dec. 15. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 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 12-18-21 Months, New Orleans photos by Theo Mullen and Clinton Sanders, through Nov. 17. Sky Sculpture for Peace on the rooftop through Dec. 31. The Nature of Design, the C-Springs Thirteen explore printmaking, Nov. 2 to Dec. 1. Extraordinary Manitou, works by Charles H. Rockey, Ken and Tina Riesterer, Jermaine Rogers and more, Nov. 2 to Dec. 15. Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 2, 5-8 p.m.

Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Performing Arts Series, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Presenting The Golden Dragon Acrobats, Sat., Nov. 10, 7:30 p.m. The Count Basie Orchestra, Tues., March 11, 7:30 p.m. I Love a Piano: The Music of Irving Berlin, Wed. April 2, 7:30 p.m. Chanticleer, Sun., May 4, 4 p.m.

India...A Journey through Time, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 785-2724, cosindia.com. $15-$50. The Indian Community of Colorado Springs and the American Red Cross Pikes Peak Chapter present this enchanting Indian musical. Sat., Nov. 10, 4 p.m.

The Heidi Chronicles, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., 573-7411, starbarplayers.org. $12-$15. Presenting a Star Bar Players production through Nov. 11. Fri.-Sat., 8 p.m. and Sun., 2 p.m.

Katie Couric's The Brand New Kid, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, ticketswest.com. $8-$15. This musical, produced by the Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences of Washington D.C., is adapted from the children's book. Thurs., Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

Pikes Peak Center Events, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting Ventriloquist Jeff Dunham, Nov. 11, 7 p.m. Rodney Carrington, Fri., Nov. 16, 8 p.m. Hairspray, Sat., Jan. 5, 8 p.m., and Sun., Jan. 6, 2 p.m.

Cripple Creek Theatre Events, Butte Opera House, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. $9-$11. Thin Air Theatre Company presents Angel of the Christmas Mine, Nov. 23 to Dec. 31. Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m. and Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m..

FAC Theatre Events, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $24-$29. Presenting A Christmas Carol, Nov. 30 to Dec. 23. Sunday in the Park with George, Jan. 25 to Feb. 17. Fuddy Meers, March 21 to April 6. Beauty and the Beast, May 9 to June 1.

Arnold Hall Theater Events, U.S. Air Force Academy, 333-4497, ticketmaster.com. Presenting 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.

World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. Harlem Globetrotters, Sun., April 6, 2 p.m. Cirque du Soleil: Saltimbanco, Nov. 28 to Dec. 1.

"Whose Line Is It?" with Felonius Monks Improv Comedy Troupe, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., 633-3300. Free. Presenting a weekly comedy night. Tuesdays, 8 p.m.

dance parties & workshops
Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction followed by dancing the waltz, fox trot, rumba, samba, tango, swing, salsa, disco or cha-cha. Singles welcome, casual dress. Sat., Nov. 3, 7:30-9:30 p.m., Instruction, 7 p.m.

Hot Salsa Lessons, Union Depot, 132 W. B St., Pueblo, 719/545-2080. $5. Dance instructor Ginger Pickerel will teach, followed by an open dance floor. Thurs., Nov. 8, 7-11 p.m.

2nd annual Psychedelic Psock-Hop, Smokebrush Center for the Arts, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 473-4801. $9-$12. KRCC is hosting this fundraiser with a '60s flair. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-10 p.m.

Bellydance with Badia Series, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. $10/class. Learn drills, zills and frills. Saturdays through Nov. 17, 11:30 a.m.

Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., Arthur: 634-3029. Learn swing, salsa, waltz, cha-cha, tango, foxtrot and more. Open to members and non-members. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30-9 p.m.

Hip Hop Workshop and Jam, Ormao Center for Contemporary Dance, 611 N. Royer St., 471-9759, myspace.com/hiphopcoloradosprings. Join our positive hip hop community and practice Bboying/Bgirling. First Saturday of the month. Workshop, 11 a.m. to noon. Jam, noon to 1 p.m.

Ballroom, Latin and Swing Lessons, Social Elegance, 2109 Templeton Gap Road, 632-4055, socialelegance.net. $7/drop-in. Beginner Dance Classes, Tuesdays through Dec. 22, 7-8 and 8-9 p.m. Intermediate, Wednesdays. Advanced, Thursdays.

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.

Recreation
Cheyenne Mountain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, 576-2251, parks.state.co.us/parks/cheyennemountain. Open daily, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. $6/car. Kids' classes for ages 3-5 at 9 a.m. Offering "Sharpen Your Senses," Nov. 1. "Prairie Dog Party," Nov. 8. "Tracking Turkeys," Nov. 15.

Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, 520-6387. Offering "Nature Explorer: Woody Woodpeckers," Nov. 1. "Autumn Night Hike," Nov. 2. "Leaf Critter Crafts," Nov. 3. "Little Wonders: Spiders," Nov. 6. "Kids Night Out," Nov. 9. "Live: Spiders of Colorado," Nov. 10. "Nature Explorers: Turkey Time," Nov. 15.

Winter Workout Women Kickoff Event, Stratton Open Space, Ridgeway Parking Lot, 649-3642, trailsmiths.com. $10. Join other women who share the common goal of getting and staying fit this winter. Sat., Nov. 3, 8 a.m.

Chix With Stix, Sertich Ice Center, 1075 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 235-2954, silverwolves.com. Free. Learn basic skating, hockey stick handling and how to shoot the puck. All equipment provided. Sat., Nov. 3, 1:15-2:45 p.m.

Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Open Wed.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Offering "Colorado Evergreens for Kids," Nov. 3 and 17. "Trains of the Pikes Peak Region," Nov. 4. "Wild about Wildlife," Nov. 10. "Guided Hike: Gold Camp Road," Nov. 11. "National Audubon Society Bird Count," Dec. 15.

Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, 520-6745. Offering " "Pollinators of the Pikes Peak Region," Nov. 3. "Nature Adventures: Animals Nobody Loves," Nov. 7. "De-Myth-ification," Nov. 10. "T is for Turkey," Nov. 15.

Skate Park Public Input Meeting, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., Jeff: 385-6523. Help design a new skate park to accommodate inline skaters, bicyclists and skateboarders in Memorial Park. Wed. Dec. 5, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Special Events
Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) Celebration, ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Free. Enjoy traditional refreshments and create a display (ofrenda) to honor a loved one, Nov. 1-3, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Ofrenda judging, Nov. 3, 3:30 p.m.

Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. SOMOS will construct and present an altar and explain Dia de los Meurtos traditions to the community. Fri., Nov. 2, 7 p.m.

4th annual Gold Party, Western Museum of Mining & Industry, 225 North Gate Blvd., 488-0880, wmmi.org. $50. Enjoy an evening of sweets, appetizers, whiskey tasting, music and more. Fri., Nov. 2, 6 p.m.

Noel Extravaganza, Memorial Hospital North, 4050 Briargate Pkwy. Memorial Health Systems Auxillary will host a sale of holiday items and handmade crafts including Christmas decorations, ornaments, trees, angels, Santas, baked goods, gifts and more. Fri., Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Q'ing for a Cause, Western Warehouse parking lot, 5799 Stetson Hills Blvd., 271-6881. Free. Join a barbecue celebration to benefit the Care and Share Food Bank. Sat., Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Old Colorado City History Center Open House, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Free. Historical Society members in costume will showcase the museum, its collections, and history of Old Colorado City and the Westside. Sat., Nov. 3, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Derby Dames, City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa St., 385-5969. $10-$12. Witness roller derby competition at its finest. Sat., Nov. 3, 6 p.m.

Cheer Team Silent Auction, Wasson High School, 2115 Afton Way, 328-2116. Free admission. Featuring unique and creative gift items. Proceeds benefit the Wasson High School cheer team. Sat., Nov. 3, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Community Forum: High School Panel, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Free. Representatives from area high schools will talk about their programs and answer questions about their schools. Tues., Nov. 6, 6:30-8 p.m.

Whine & Cheese, The Lodge at UCCS, 1010 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 264-6460, haveanicedog.org. $25-$35. Enjoy wine, appetizers and desserts along with a silent auction. Proceeds benefit All Breed Rescue & Training. Sat., Nov. 10, 7-11 p.m.

Adventures in Wonderland Benefit Auction & Dinner, The Paragon Culinary School, 3125 Sinton Road, 636-3084, ruthwashburn.org. $36. This fundraiser for the Ruth Washburn Cooperative Nursery School will feature live music, fine dining, and over 300 silent and live auction items. Sat., Nov. 10, 5-9 p.m.

Youth & Family
Family Fun Nights, Manitou Springs Public Library, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, manitousprings-co.gov. Presenting local performers, stories, arts & crafts and snacks. First Thursday of the month, 6:30-8 p.m.

Halloween Candy Buy-Back, Exceptional Dentistry, 1675 Briargate Blvd., Suite A, 574-1705, cosmiledoc.com. Dr. Ronald Charity will buy your child's Halloween candy for $1/pound and donate it to our troops overseas. Thurs., Nov. 1, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

"Just 4 Us: Moving to Your Beat," Celebration Place, Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive, imaginationcelebration.org. $18/child plus adult, reservations required. Dancer and educator Sarah Tiejte will lead fun improvisation and movement games. Saturdays, Nov. 6, 13 and 27.

Youth Work Zone Events, Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., ppwfc.org. "Study Helps and Test Taking Tips; How to Study Effectively," Wed., Nov. 7, 4-5:30 p.m. "Understanding and Improving Your Memory," Wed. Nov. 21, 4-5:30 p.m.

"Mothersong," Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Road, 471-0520. $5-$10, kids free. Offering a multi-cultural sing-along for families with children 0-3 years old. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Manitou Springs Public Library Storytimes, 606 Manitou Ave., 685-5206, manitousprings-co.gov. Enjoy weekly stories, fingerplays and songs for children birth through 5 years. Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m.

Volunteer Opportunities
ANNA's Preemie and the March of Dimes are seeking donations of new and gently used preemie-sized baby clothing and accessories in recognition of Prematurity Awareness Month. Donated items can be dropped off at locations throughout Colorado Springs through Nov. 17. See annaspreemie.com for locations and more.

Community Partnership for Child Development is seeking help in spreading holiday cheer through its Adopt-A-Family Program. Donors may "adopt" a family and purchase gifts for them or make a contribution for them at cpcdheadstart.org. Visit the website or call 635-1536 for details.

The Western Museum of Mining & Industry is seeking volunteers to lead tours, help with special events, maintain the grounds and staff the front desk. Call 488-0080 for more.

Storms Clinical Research Institute is looking for volunteers in a research study to determine whether an investigational medication works for allergic rhinitis (allergies) in children ages 3 to 9 years. Call 955-6000 for more information.

Explorer Elementary School in School District 20 is seeking volunteers for "The Peach Patrol," its literacy program. To learn how you can mentor first and second grade students in reading, call Donna at 234-4429.

Rocky Mountain Siamese Rescue needs temporary foster placements for cats or kittens rescued from shelters. Food, litter and all vet visits provided. Have fun and save lives. Call 651-2180 or visit co.siameserescue.org for more.

The Southern Colorado Pajama Program is seeking donations of new pajamas and books to deliver to abandoned and abused children living in group homes and foster care. Call 201-1497 or visit pajamaprogram.org for more.

Chins Up is looking for foster parents to provide safe and loving homes to neglected or abused children. Training, support and financial reimbursement is provided. Call Jennifer at 327-2013 or visit griffithcenters.org for more.

Operation Christmas Child is seeking donations for its Christmas gift project that reaches kids in over 100 countries. Call 260-9356 or see samaritanspurse.org for instructions on packing a shoe-box gift with toys, necessities, school supplies, candy and a letter of support.

Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is seeking volunteers to 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 casappr.org for more.

The American Cancer Society is seeking cancer survivors and volunteers with caring hearts to visit with newly diagnosed cancer patients. Training provided. Call 635-5101 opt. 3 for an application or information.

Operation Care Package is seeking support in fulfilling its mission of sending weekly letters of support and care packages to soldiers who are serving overseas. See operationcarepackage.org 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 peakparent.org 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.org 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 volunteer@csfineartscenter.org 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

art galleries
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 Artisans & Kings: Selected Treasures from the Louvre through Jan. 6.

Foothills Art Center, 809 15th St., Golden, 303/279-3922, foothillsartcenter.org. Featuring Rocky Mountain National Watermedia, through Nov. 4.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. Featuring Una Casa Para el Muerto (A Home for the Dead) art celebrating Day of the Dead, through Nov. 2.

Museo de las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-4401, museo.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free to members, $4 guests. Featuring Muiz: Remastered, photographs from the West Collection, through Jan. 20.

Rule Gallery, 227 Broadway, Denver, 303/777-9473, rulegallery.com. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Fifty Ways to Fall in Love, works by Colorado Springs resident and native Pard Morrison, Nov. 9 to Jan. 5 Opening reception, Fri., Nov. 9, 6-9 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. Presenting Revealing the Magic: Printmaking through Nov. 9. Printmaking workshops, $20-$25, " "Monotypes," Nov. 2. "Etching," Nov. 5, 7 and 9.

literary
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting Diane Vadino and Thomas Mangelsen, Nov. 1. Dr. Stephen Berman, Nov. 2. Claudia Cangilla McAdam, Anna-Maria Crum and John Fielder, Nov. 3. Paul Krugman, Nov. 5. Joseph Ellis, Anne Geddis and Jo Meyers Nov. 7. Carrie Brown-Wolf and Nick Arvin, Nov. 8. James Doss, Nov. 9.

University of Denver Writers Series, Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Illif Ave., Denver, ticketmaster.com. $38-$49. Presenting Claire Messud, Tues., Nov. 27, 7:30 p.m. Erik Larson, Tues., Feb. 12, 7:30 p.m. Anna Quindlen, Tues., March 18, 7:30 p.m.

music
Wayne Bergeron, Cherry Creek High School, 9300 E. Union Ave., Englewood, 303/521-8206. $15-$20. The Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra brings trumpet master Wayne Bergeron to Denver for a clinic and concert. Sat., Nov. 3, 7-10 p.m.

Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Auria: Donna Wickham and Steven Hahn, Thurs., Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Plaid Tidings, featuring the Forever Plaid quartet, Nov. 13 to Dec. 23. Alex Komodore, Thurs.-Fri., Jan. 24-25, 7 p.m. The Mercury Ensemble String Quartet, Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Windy Peak, Thurs., March 6, 7 p.m.

Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/468-2030, operacolorado.org. Presenting Patti Lupone, $25-$57, Sat., Nov. 3, 8:30 p.m. La Traviata, $28-$157, Nov. 9-18. Don Pasquale, $28-$157, Feb. 8-17.

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 Contested Lands: Photographs around the Picket Wire through June 1.

Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Colorado Resident Free Day, Fri., Nov. 2. Trend-Setting Garden Design with Richard Hartlage, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. Annual Holiday Sale, Nov. 16-18. Chapungu: Custom and Legend, A Culture in Stone, through Feb. 29.

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

Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, 303/376-6720, denverzoo.org. $5-$9. Presenting Zoo Lights, 35 acres of lights and animated sculptures, Dec. 7 to Jan. 6, 5-9 p.m.

The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. $4.95-$7.95, kids 2 and under free. Featuring Wild & Woolly: Ice Age Mammals, through Jan. 27.

performances
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Children's Theater: Miss Nelson is Missing! through Nov. 2. Defiance, through Nov. 4. La Cage aux Folles, Nov. 16 to Dec. 23. 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, avenuetheater.com. Featuring The Bible: The Complete Word of God (abridged), $15-$20, through Dec. 31.

Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, buntport.com. Presenting Macbeth, the classic play set in the Wild West, through Nov. 17. Starship Troy, featuring a motley space crew, $5-$7, through April 23. tRUNks: A Live Comic Book, Nov. 3 to April 19.

Byers-Evans House Museum, 1310 Bannock St., Denver, 303/620-4933. $10. Featuring Christmas Teas for the Holidays, enjoy museum tours followed by a tea, $14-$18, Dec. 8-19.

Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, comedyworks.com. Presenting Matt Kirshen and Debra DiGiovanni, Nov. 2-3. Andrew Dice Clay, Nov. 9-10. Charlie Murphy, Nov. 16-18. Steve McGrew, Nov. 21-25. Tom Papa, Nov. 29 to Dec. 2.

Denver Center for Performing Arts, Buell Theatre, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, denvercenter.org. Presenting Pride and Prejudice, Nov. 16 to Dec. 15.

Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. Presenting Magic Beyond Belief II, $13.50-$18.50, Sat., Nov. 3, 7 p.m. Beauty and the Beat, Feb. 8-24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.

special events
Murder Speaks Easy, Cliff Lanes Family Entertainment Center, 25 Main St., Westcliffe, 719/783-0786, clifflanes.com. $38. A special dinner, dance and murder mystery will recreate a speakeasy in 1920's Chicago. Sat., Nov. 3, 6:30-11 p.m.

Annual Celebration and Global Peace Awards, Montview Boulevard Presbyterian Church, 1980 Dahlia St., Denver, denjustpeace.org. $10-$15. Human rights activist, lawyer, and author Jennifer K. Harbury will speak. Sat., Nov. 3, 6 p.m.

B&B Conference and Aspiring Innkeepers Workshop, Lumbar Baron Inn, 2555 W. 37th Ave., Denver, innsofcolorado.org. $35-$130. Featuring speakers, educational forums, networking opportunities, murder mystery dinner and more. Sun.-Mon., Nov. 4-5.

La Gran D 101.9 FM Job Fair, Our Lady of Guadelupe Catholic Church, 1209 W. 36th St., Denver, 303/962-3560. Free admission and parking. Mon., Nov. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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