Art Shows & Galleries
Academy Frame Company, 7620 N. Academy Blvd., 265-6694. Featuring Photography Assortment, works by Matt Otten, Guy Moore, Ben DeMeter, Erma Snyder and Igor Ho, through Feb. 29.
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Medal is the Message through May.
The Beacham Gallery, 2002 Monteagle St., 390-6685. Open Sat.-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Inside/Out Youth Services Benefit Art Show, works by Barb McAdams, DeLane Bredvik, Kay Kahn, Frederick Lyle Morris and Sam Michellas, through March 31.
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 Surface, works by Karen Winfield exploring the theme of surface quality and texture of our surroundings, through Feb. 24.
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 Young and Old: A Look at the Future, paintings by Sonja Carr, through Feb. 26. Unified, paintings by Brett Wilson, through Feb. 26. Album Amcorum: Gems of Friendship in a Frightened World, an exhibit of marbled papers from artists around the planet, through March 1.
Coburn Gallery, CC's Worner Campus Center, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, theideaspace.com. Open Tues.-Sat., 12:30-7 p.m. Featuring Performing Identities, photos and videos exploring self-representation and the construction of personal identity, through Feb. 16.
The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 635-0277. Fallen Apples Productions presents Life Through the Lens, a new look at nature by photographer Bruce Rieger, through April 4.
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5581, csfineartscenter.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., 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, through March 9. Galo Galecio: Bajo la Linea del Ecuador (Below the Equatorial Line), a new permanent exhibit debuts in February. Family Night, Sat., Feb. 16, 5-8 p.m. Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, May 3 to July 5.
Commons Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 634-0478, livingstonesunlimited.com. Featuring Where the Wealth Is, an exhibit by Dina Wood, Sarah Milteer and Ani Rose Whaleswan expressing political concerns and maybe some answers, through Feb. 28.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Nicaraguan Pottery, a benefit show for Nicaraguan potters and Potters for Peace, through March 3.
Cottonwood Artists' School, 25 Cimino Drive, 520-1899. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring 5th Congressional District High School Art Exhibit, photography, mixed media, paintings, drawings and computer-generated art, through Feb. 26.
Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050, duryeafineart.com. Open Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Dream Trees, a series of imaginary trees by Bill Duryea, through March 31.
East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 531-6333, ppld.org. Featuring Genocide: 1900-Darfur, a multi-media exhibit, through Feb. 29.
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 Second annual Fine Art Scholarship Student Art Exhibit, artworks by area high school students, through Feb. 27. Reception and awards ceremony, Wed., Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
FAC Modern, 121 S. Tejon St., #100, 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., $3.75-$7.50 for non-members. Featuring Altered Space: 21st Century Installation Art, through April 27.
Fountain Branch Library, 230 S. Main St., Fountain, 382-5347. Open Mon.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fri.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Presenting new works by Juanita Canzoneri utilizing collage and mixed-media beneath glass mosaic, through Feb. 29.
Heebee JeebeeS, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Through the Eye of the Camera, black-and-white prints by Bryan Briscoe-Smith, through March 29.
Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, laurareilly.com. Featuring Night and Day, cityscapes, night scenes and winter landscapes by impressionist painter Laura Reilly.
My Daughter's Deli & Espresso Bar, 2514 W. Colorado Ave., 266-1333. Presenting Through the Glass, paintings by Colorado Springs' native Gail Anne, through Feb. 29.
Novis Gallery, 206 N. Tejon St., 633-6903. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring works by Julie Sprinkle, Hal Gimpelson, Russ Lewis, Hank Miller, Chris Coleman, Lorraine Danzo, Larry Wilkinson and Diane Vallejo.
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 Herman Raymond, Sparky LeBold, Desmond O'Hagan and Thomas J. Owen.
Paragon Art Gallery, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5744. Open Mon.-Sat., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Presenting Painting for Entertainment, works by Joe Harris, through Feb. 29. Frost and Fire, works by Julianza Shavin, through April 29.
PPCC Downtown Studio Gallery, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave., 502-4020, ppcc.edu. Presenting Art Students' Exhibit, including drawing, pottery, painting, photography, glass, weaving, jewelry and more, through Feb. 21.
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. Preschool Fridays, 9-11 a.m. $3-$4, members free. Featuring Christo and Jeanne-Claude, through April 19. Richard Hansen: Some Rocks, Some Water, through May 3. SK Cothren: Captured Earth, Kate Leonard: Shallow Water and SW Pisciotta: Nature on the Grid, through May 10. Shelter: Beauty, Sustainability, Function, through May 17. Everyday is Earth Day in the Buell Children's Museum, through May 31. Artists' reception, Fri., Feb. 22, 5-7 p.m.
Second Street Art Market, 366 Second St., Monument, 488-2506, secondstreetart.com. Featuring Art to Feed Your Soul through Feb. 29.
The Secret Totem Gallery, 316 N. 25th St., 633-3134. Featuring Horse and Pony Month, works by K. Hall, R.N. Catron, Geraldine Strong Horse, Tony Winterbottom and others, Feb. 29.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Featuring State of the Union, an exhibit of artistic perspectives on current social issues, through Feb. 25. Peterson AFB Celebrates Black History Month, honoring artistic and cultural contributions of African Americans, through Feb. 25. Domestic Expansion, works created using traditional women's craft techniques, through Feb. 29.
Squash Blossom Gallery, 2531 W. Colorado Ave., 632-1899, squashblossom.com. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring fine art and jewelry by local and regional artists including Donna Dellacroce, Mariya Zvonkovich, Tom Owen, Rick Young, Sherry Sander, Robert Deurloo and others.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts, 304 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 481-0475, trilakesarts.org. Open Tues.-Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Winter Fine Art Show, works by members of the Palmer Lake Art Group, through Feb. 29.
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 Dario Solman: Heart of Perspective, Making of the Film, Feb. 22 to April 5. Opening reception Fri., Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m.
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.
Artists & Others for Animals Art Auction, Penrose Library, Carnegie Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 390-7838, dreampower.org. $5 donation. Enjoy an afternoon of art and tea at this midwinter fundraiser for Dreampower Animal Rescue Foundation. Sun., Feb. 17, 1-4 p.m.,
Paper Marbling Workshop, Business of Art Center, 513 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1861, thebac.org. Pre-registration required by Feb. 16. Master marbler Pam Smith from Santa Fe will teach step-by-step paper decorating techniques. Sat., Feb. 23, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Auditions & Entries
The Beacham Gallery is conducting an open artists' call for its May "Inside/Out" Art Benefit. No hanging fees, review fees or commissions are required. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 390-6685, or visit the gallery at 2002 Monteagle St. for details and forms.
Art on South Main Cooperative Art Gallery is conducting an open artists' call for new members to exhibit at its gallery in Pueblo. Call 719/542-6838 or visit artonsouthmain.com.
Pikes Peak Arts Council is seeking entries in the Fourth annual Pikes Peak Art Fest to be held at the Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave. on June 13-15. Entry deadline is March 31; Early-bird discount deadline Feb. 15. For entry forms and information call 260-1981 or visit pikespeakartscouncil.org.
6 Women Playwriting Festival is holding auditions for their second annual production at the Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs on Sat., Feb. 16, 1-4:30 p.m. Men and women ages 20-80 needed. Small stipends provided. The show will run April 17-27. Contact Eve Tilley at 475-2465 for more.
PILLAR is seeking talented individuals ages 55 or older to perform in the PILLAR "Showcase of Senior Talent" planned for June 29. Performances can range from classical to contemporary. Applications due Feb. 18. Contact 633-4991 or visitpillar.org for more.
Moody Touring Mystery Theater will hold auditions on Feb. 23, 1-4 p.m., for actors, dancers, magicians, contortionists, musicians, gymnasts and general performers to put on a production of Alice in Wonderland. The show will run March 28-29 at 40 Theives Hookah Lounge, 1534 N. Academy Blvd. Contact email@example.com or 964-2688 for appointments and more.
The Iron Springs Chateau Dinner Theatre will hold auditions for the 2008 melodrama season at 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, on Sun., Feb. 24 at 3 p.m. Two actors, two actresses and an intermission singer are needed. Prepare to read from a script, sing and bring music for an up-tempo show tune and perform a dance audition. Call 683-1324 for more.
Pikes Peak Earth Day is seeking socially-conscious musicians of all genres to perform at the Earth Day Expo on April 26 at Palmer High School. Applications due March 1. To apply, visit pikespeakearthday.org/home or call 632-6189.
A filmmaking team is seeking people who would like to be part of the International Documentary Challenge, a competition to make a short documentary film in five days. The team will shoot in various Colorado Springs locations. Camera, audio, editor, and producer positions are now open for the competition in early March. Call Steve at 703/869-9353 or see docchallenge.org for more.
Colorado College's IDEA Space and UCCS Gallery of Contemporary Art are seeking proposals for 1440 Minutes: An Evening of Installation and Performance, a 24-hour art installation and exhibition event curated around the theme of "Social Spaces." Proposals are due March 1. Accepted artists will receive $500. Call 389-6797 or visit theideaspace.com for more.
Pikes Peak Chapter of the National League of American Pen Women announces its 2008 Flash Fiction Contest. The theme phrase, "beneath the bed," must appear in the entry, which is limited to 100 words. Entry fee is $8. Top three winners will receive cash prizes of $15-$60. Deadline is March 1. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commonwheel Artists Co-op is seeking a metalsmith jeweler for its cooperative gallery. Visit Commonwheel, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, or commonwheel.com for an application. Due Mon., March 10. Call 685-1008 for more.
The Pride Center's OutWord Writing Group is seeking entries from local gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons for inclusion in its LGBT anthology. Guidelines are available at ppglcc.org or call 352-2007. Entries accepted until March 21.
The Pikes Peak Poet Laureate Project is seeking nominees in El Paso and Teller counties for the region's first Pikes Peak Poet Laureate. Applications and nomination forms are due by Feb. 29. Call 634-2204 or visit pikespeakpoetlaureate.org for more.
El Paso County Nature Centers are requesting entries in the 2008 "No Child Left Indoors" Logo Contest. The logo should embody the ideals of "No Child Left Indoors." Entry deadline is March 31. Call 520-6745 or go to elpasoco.com/parks for rules and information.
The Colorado Springs Conservatory is currently enrolling for spring semester classes and workshops in Music and Theater Studies for children ages 3 through 19. Call 577-4556 or coloradospringsconservatory.org for more.
Art on South Main Cooperative Gallery in Pueblo is seeking new artists for juried membership in the cooperative. Bring representative work to the gallery at 205 S. Main St., Pueblo, during business hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Call 719/542-6838 or visit artonsouthmain.com for more.
Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Meeting, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, #7300, Woodfill Road, Fort Carson, 526-8004. Attend the Restoration Advisory meeting to learn about environmental restoration project and on-site clean-up projects. Thurs., Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Help Feed Hungry Hearts, Care and Share Food Bank, 2520 Aviation Way, 528-1247, careandshare.org. Donate what you would ordinarily spend on Valentine's Day candy and flowers to help feed the hungry. Click the "Hungry Hearts" link on the Web site for more. Thurs.-Fri., Feb. 14-15.
Valentine Healing Hearts, SET Family Medical Clinics, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., #29, 776-8855. Express your love for a special someone with a donation that can help low-income families receive medical care and receive a Valentine's Day Certificate. Thurs., Feb. 14.
"Coalition Building Using Clan Knowledge," Fire Station 8 Community Room, 3737 Airport Road, 548-1000, whitebison.org. Seeking community members in 12 sectors to build a coalition to address substance abuse among Native American youth. Coalition members will learn to apply traditional clan knowledge during this training. Sat.-Sun., Feb 16-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
War Tax Resistance Workshop, Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo St., 632-6189, ppjpc.org. Join this workshop in the theory and practical aspects ending tax support of the war. Sun., Feb. 17, 2-4 p.m.
Indy Hour: Focus on Earth Day, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 324 N. Tejon St., email@example.com. Free. The Pikes Peak Earth Day Committee will discuss plans for a community celebration of all things eco at Palmer High School on April 26 and how you can get involved. Thurs., Feb. 21, 4:45-6 p.m.
Winter Clothing Drive, The Leechpit, 708 N. Weber St., 634-DORK (3675). Bring donations to The Leechpit between noon and 6 p.m. daily, and they will be distributed throughout the winter at Shove Chapel's Sunday soup kitchen. The store will offer a 15 percent discount with a donation.
ONE " The Campaign to Make Poverty History, Panera Bread Community Room, 7344 N. Academy Blvd., one.org. Free. Meet like-minded people and learn what you can do to help end extreme poverty. Meets the first Sunday of the month, 1:30 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations
Colorado Springs Scrabble Club, Poor Richard's Bookstore, 320 N. Tejon St., 536-1450, pikespeakscrabble.com. Free. Word freak of the Springs unite. Scrabble players of all skill levels welcome. Sun., Feb. 17, 3-6 p.m.
Colorado Springs Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society Meeting, CSPD Falcon Substation, 7850 Goodard St., 594-0167. Free. Chapter member Phil Williams will present a slide show on his experiences excavating at a Hellenistic-age Greek site in Macedonia. Tues., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Hadassah's International Luncheon, Plate World Cuisine, 9420 Briar Village Pt., 559-8522, coloradosprings.hadassah.org. $25. Guest speaker Kacy Spivack, president of Hadassah's Desert-Mountain Region, will discuss Hadassah initiatives around the world. Tues., Feb. 19, 11:30 a.m.
Epilepsy and Seizure Disorder Support Group, Disability Services of Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., #104, 574-9002. Free. Offering weekly support meetings for individuals affected by epilepsy and seizure disorders and their families. Third Tuesday of the month. Tues., Feb. 19, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Stroke Club, Disability Services of Colorado, 225 S. Academy Blvd., #104, 574-9002. Free. This group, for survivors of stroke and their families, has guest speakers as well as social gatherings. Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Flotilla 1 of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, CSPD Sand Creek Division Command Station, 4125 Center Park, 391-2181. The public is invited to a monthly business meeting on the fourth Thursday, 6:30 p.m., excluding November and December.
National Organization of the Mentally Ill (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.
The Breakfast Club, Embassy Suites, 7290 Commerce Center Drive, 591-7994. Meet singles ages 50+ for a monthly breakfast and other activities such as hikes, dances, board games and more. First Saturday of the month, 9-11 a.m.
"Guys That Believe: Bible and God Stuff," Starbucks Coffee, 4465 Centennial Blvd., 963-5530. Free. Join other men in this Bible and life discussion. Saturdays, 8 a.m.
Air Force Academy Toastmasters, DeVry University, 1175 Kelly Johnson Blvd., 494-2777. Free. Learn to be a better speaker. Visitors welcome. Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
Senior Community Service Employment Program, 1510 N. Hancock Ave., 635-3579. Offering free work search assistance and possible training and referrals for persons 50 and older through AARP. Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 4 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, 5:30-7 p.m.
WINGS, 800/373-8671, wingsfound.org. Offering therapist-facilitated support groups for adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse in which survivors are believed and accepted. Women's groups on Monday and Tuesday evenings. Men's group, Monday nights.
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.
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.
Blazer Ski Club, Valley Hi Golf Course Clubhouse, 610 S. Chelton Road, 577-7755. Offering weekend bus ski trips, golf, hikes, social events and dinner meetings for mature adults. Meets 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.
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.
Film & Video
Carmen Film Night 2, The Sound Shop, 7 E. Cimarron St., 633-9373, firstname.lastname@example.org. Free, reservations required. Presenting the flamenco version of Carmen from Antonio Gades. Thurs., Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
Black History Cinema, Meadows Park Community Center, 1943 S. El Paso Ave., 385-7940. Free. Enjoy films pertaining to black history every Friday in February at 12:30 and 4 p.m. Partners of the Heart, Feb. 15. When We Were Kings, Feb. 22. The Defiant Ones, Feb. 29.
Journey to Community Film Series, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon St., 633-7717, asuuc.net. Free. Enjoy free popcorn and a screening of the 1982 Academy Award winner Gandhi, Sat., Feb. 15, 6:30-10 p.m.
Epicenter, Calvary Chapel Eastside, 5070 Edison Ave., 577-4693, calvarychapeleastside.org. Free. Joel Rosenberg reveals scripture's reliability in predicting the future through this documentary filmed in the Middle East. Sun., Feb. 17, 6-8:30 p.m.
Food & Drink
Powers Liquor Mart Events, Powers Liquor Mart, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free, pre-registration is required. Offering "Wines of the World Tasting," Fri., Feb. 15.
Tasty Tuesday, Garden of the Gods Gourmet, 2528 W. Cucharras St., 471-2799, godsgourmet.net. Free. Enjoy snacks and samples of the latest offerings. Tues., Feb. 19, 5:30-7 p.m., and March 4 and 18, 5:30-7 p.m.
Blue Star Events, 1645 S. Tejon St., 632-1086. Wednesday Wine Tastings, $20. "Bordeaux Tasting," Feb. 20, 6:30 p.m. "Old World vs. New World Part 1," Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Health & Healing
Sacred Hoop Ministry Events, Yurt at 1515 County Road 21, Woodland Park, 687-4335, sacredhoopministry.org. Offering "Intermediate Shamanic Journey Group," Feb. 15, 7-9:30 p.m. "Sound Healing Concert," Feb. 22, 7-9 p.m. "Introduction to Shamanic Journey," Feb. 23, 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, celebrationstore.com. Offering "Breakthrough Breathworkshop," Feb. 15. "Reconnecting Kids," Feb. 17. "Divination on the Full Moon: Tarot Card Workshop," Feb. 21. "Rejuvenate and Recharge," Feb. 22.
Energy Classes, Rose Bridge Healing Center, 2809 Tremont St., 761-6002, rbhc.org. "Energy Basics," understand the human energy field, Sat., Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Energy Integration," learn to integrate the energy and body work techniques you already know, Sun., Feb. 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
"Mind Your Body" Workshop, The Celebration Community Room, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 232-2499, cohypnotherapy.com. Pre-registration required. Certified clinical hypnotherapist Emily B. Lustig will present a seminar on understanding the mind-body connection. Sat., Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Life Line Screening, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute, 888-754-1464, lifelinescreening.com. A complete Wellness Package to help identify potential health problems such as blocked arteries and irregular heart rhythm. Sat., Feb. 16, 9 a.m.
Day of Dance for Health, Bigg City Event Center, 5825 Mark Dabling Blvd., 365-8899, memorialhealthsystem.com. Free admission. Memorial Health System presents a day of dancing, heart health screenings, education, music and fun for the entire family. Sat., Feb. 23, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Gentle Strength Wellness & Herb Shop Events, 4831 Barnes Road, 533-0707. "Herb Specialist Leadership Training Workshop," Feb. 25 to March 4. "Drum Journeying," Feb. 27, 6:30-8 p.m.
"All About Alzheimer's: An Introduction to the Disease," Alzheimer's Association, 2135 Bolt Ave., 266-8773. Learn about the differences between Alzheimer's and other dementias, and normal memory loss due to aging. Third Tuesdays, noon to 1:30 p.m.
Celebrate Recovery: Hurts, Habits and Hangups, Radiant Church, 4020 Maizeland Road, 597-4402. Free. Christ-centered, 12-step ministry. Fridays through Dec. 26, 7-9 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 times.
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., Suite B, 473-7609. Silent sit on Sundays, 9 a.m., (orientation 8:15 a.m. on first Sundays) and Wednesdays, 7 p.m. (orientation, 6:15 p.m.). Guided loving-kindness meditation, Fridays, noon. Mindful Movement and Meditation, first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m.
12-Step Celebrate Recovery Meeting, Springs Rescue Mission, 5 W. Las Vegas St., 622-6879. Free. Christ-centered, 12-step study. Celebrate Recovery workbook provided. Mondays through Dec. 22, 7-8 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.
Faerie Moone Events, 1518 N. Academy Blvd., 591-2419, faeriemoone.com. "Essential Oils Class," Wednesdays through May 7, 6-8 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 #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.
Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., #220, 444-2273, memorialhealthsystem.com. Classes from baby basics and parenting, to yoga, tai chi and more.
Lectures & Learning
Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 667-3730, ppwfc.org. Presenting "Rsum Writing: Rsum & Portfolio Design," Feb. 14, 21 or 28. "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," Feb. 20. "Self Employment: The Driver's Seat," Feb. 26.
"The Railroads, Mills and Quarries of Old Colorado City," Old Colorado History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Open Tues.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Midland Railway historian Mel McFarland will help you discover the industrial side of early Colorado City. Sat., Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
February Science Days, Steelworks Museum of Industry and Culture, 21 Canal St., Pueblo, 719/564-9086. $6. Offering "Dr. Mike's Bag of Bugs," learn about insects from the founder of the Butterfly Pavilion, Sat., Feb. 16, 10 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
"A Portrait of Local Legend Fannie Mae Duncan," Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 S. Tejon St., 385-5990, cspm.org. Free. Author, educator, and friend of Ms. Duncan, Kay Esmiol will present the inspirational story of the African American businesswoman. Sat., Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
Garden of the Gods Lecture Series, Garden of the Gods Visitor & Nature Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 219-0108. Free, donations welcome. Mark Hesse of Rocky Mountain Field Institute on "Garden of the Gods or Garden of the Gullies?" Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m. Certified forester Dennis Will on "Forest Health and Brush Oak Management in GOG," Sun., Feb. 24, 2 p.m. "The Amazing Continental Divide Trail," Sun., March 2, 2 p.m.
"Out of this World Experiences!" Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen, #118, 638-1700. Free. As part of the MS/Lupus Wellness Group meeting, former astronaut (Ret) Brig. Gen. Robert Stewart will give a motivational talk as he shares his own personal journey. Tues., Feb. 19, 10-11:30 a.m.
Voices of America Lecture Series, CSU-Pueblo, Hoag Recital Hall, Pueblo, 719/549-2810. Free. Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin will present the third of this four-part series. Tues., Feb. 19, 8 p.m. Professor James Loewen, May 12, 2008.
"Managing Nuclear Proliferation," CC's Worner Campus Center, Gaylord Hall, 902 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. Presenting Nobel Laureate Thomas Schelling, author of numerous books exploring cooperation amid conflict. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
"Returning to Philology: The Scandalous Past and Dubious Future of Scholarship," CC's Palmer Hall, Gates Common Room, 1025 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting Geoffrey Galt Harpham, president and director of the National Humanities Center. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Small Business Development Center Classes, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. "Basics of Bookkeeping," Feb. 21. "QuickBooks Pro Intro," Feb. 26. "Planning a Tobacco-Free Workplace," Feb. 28.
Learning Unlimited Lecture Series, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock St., 528-6443. Free. Kent Taylor will present a virtual tour of Washington D.C. and the White House. Tues., Feb. 26, 10:30 a.m.
"Sustainability 101: Arithmetic, Population and Energy," CC's Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6638. Free. Dr. Albert Bartlett will demonstrate how unchecked population growth, coupled with high levels of consumption, undercuts prospects for long-term economic growth and our security. Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m.
"Walk the Talk," Breakfast, Patty Jewett Clubhouse, 900 E. Espanola St., 632-2618, leadershippikespeak.org. $20. Leadership Pikes Peak presents Brenda Smith on "Leaving Your Footprint in Your Community," March 18, 7:30-9 a.m.
Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900, srda.org. Sign up now for February classes including computers, aerobics, games, arts and crafts and more.
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.
Adult Great Books Reading & Discussion Group, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade St., 531-6333 ext.1206. Free. Discussing "The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler: Envy" with Roman Fever by Edith Wharton and Smokers by Tobias Wolff. Thurs., Feb. 14, 6:45-9 p.m.
National Association of Pen Women, Crescent Lily Inn, 6 Boulder Crescent St., 495-2702. RSVP by Feb. 13. Monthly luncheon will be welcoming national president, Elaine Waidlich. Sat., Feb. 16, 11:15 a.m.
Barnes and Noble Bookstore Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945, bn.com. Featuring Tinisha Nicole Johnson signing Searchable Whereabouts, Sat., Feb. 16, 1 p.m.
Freelance Writers Boot Camp, Cucuru Gallery Caf, 2332 W. Colorado Ave., 638-6876. $45. Veteran authors and journalists Karen Linamen and Steven Saint will lead a boot camp to inspire your nonfiction career. Sat., Feb. 16, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Black Cat Books Events, 720 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Tom Hetherington will sign We Walked Out: Korea 1950, Sat., Feb. 16, 1-4 p.m. Poetry Night, Mon., Feb. 18, 7-9 p.m. Knitting Group, Sundays, 4-6 p.m.
Poetry Reading, CC's McHugh Student Commons (above Herb 'n' Farm Caf), 1090 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607. Free. Poet and professional violinist Kate Light will read from her works, which include Gravity's Dream and Einstien's Mozart. Tues., Feb. 19, 7 p.m.
Reading and Book Signing, Ruth Holley Branch Library, 685 N. Murray Blvd., 597-5377, ppld.org. Reverend Lonzie Symonette will read and sign her books He Calls Me by the Thunder and Everyday Soaring as part of Black History Month. Sat., Feb. 23, 2:30 p.m.
Jeffrey Deaver, Marriott Colorado Springs, 5580 Tech Center Drive, 531-5723, pikespeakwriters.com, $35-$95. Meet New York Times best-selling author Jeffrey Deaver as he hosts a writing workshop, Q&A session, keynote speech, cocktails, dinner and book signing. Sat., March 1, 1-5 p.m.
Poor Richard's Bookstore Events, 320 N. Tejon St., 578-0012, poorrichardswebsite.com. Free. Tom Hetherington will sign and discuss We Walked Out, the story of his service in the Korean War. Sat., March 1, 1-4 p.m. Kathryn Porter will talk about her book Too Much Stuff and ways to unclutter your life, Thurs., March 6, 7-8:30 p.m.
"luvsaverb" (It's Not Just Poetry) Open Mic and Discussion, Village Inn Restaurant, 5790 S. Carefree Circle, 233-1698, luvsaverb.com. Free. All are welcome to listen or share. Second and fourth Saturdays, 9-11 p.m.
David Templeton House Concert, Wood Avenue historic home, 640-2671, davidtempleton.com. $25. Presenting romantic pianist and guitarist David Templeton. Tea and dessert will be served. Fri., Feb. 15, 7-9 p.m.
"Jazz Night with Kathy Kosins," Olde Towne Carriage House, 102 S. Victoria Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-7967. $75. Come to the seventh annual benefit for the Pueblo Symphony and enjoy a night of dinner, music and dancing. Sat., Feb. 16, 6-10:30 p.m.
Veronika String Quartet, All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 730 N. Tejon, 549-2119, veronikastringquartet.com. $7.50-$15. Presenting the second concert of the season, "Nordic Winds" including the works of Beethoven, Webern and Grieg. Sat., Feb. 16, 8-10 p.m.
Carmen as Opera and History, The Trianon at The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 633-9373. Free, reservations required. Presented by Donald P. Jenkins with music from the Carmen cast. Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m.
"Romance in the Air!," 633-3649, chamberorchestraofthesprings.org. $10-$15. Presenting the Chamber Orchestra of the Springs performing works by Barber, Mozart and Poulanc. Broadmoor Community Church, 315 Lake Ave., Sat., Feb. 16, 7 p.m., and First Christian Church, 16 E. Platte Ave., Sun., Feb. 17, 3 p.m.
Colorado Chamber Players Concerts, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache La Poudre St., 389-6853, coloradochamberplayers.org. Free. Featuring "Einstein's Mozart: Two Geniuses," an original work that integrates two Mozart works with poetic narration by Kate Light. Wed., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Odetta in Concert, CC's Shove Memorial Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave., 389-6607. Free. Presenting the legendary singer, songwriter and actress as part of CC's Black History Celebration. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7:30 p.m.
The Recordings of Carmen, The Sound Shop, 7 E. Cimarron St., 633-9373, operatheatreoftherockies.org. Free, reservations required. Enjoy recorded history's great Carmens complied and hosted by David Sckolnik. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., csphilharmonic.org. $15-$52. Presenting Pops: Off to the Oscars, music from award-winning films, 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.
Big Band Sundays, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 593-2011. $10. Featuring polka dancing and more with Claude Wiatrowski's Planet Polka Band, Sat., Feb. 23, 7:30-11 p.m.
World Arena Concerts, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. Matchbox 20 with Alanis Morissette, Tues., March 4, 8 p.m.
Friends House Concerts, P.O. Box 38943, 329-1644, house-concerts.org. Presenting 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.
"Ladies Sing the Blues," Castaways Inn, 107 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 576-5945, amusiccompanyinc.com. $22-$50. Featuring Jill Watkins, Lila Mori, Erica Bron and Juanita Martin with John Stilwagon and Santi Guarnera. VIP dinner available. Sat. March 15, 8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center Concerts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, ticketswest.com. Etta James, Fri., March 28, 7 p.m. Art Garfunkel, Sat., March 29, 7:30 p.m. B.B. King, Wed., April 9, 8 p.m. The Glenn Miller Orchestra, Fri., April 11, 7 p.m. America, Thurs., July 3, 7 p.m.
Ten Minutes Max, Manitou Art Theatre, Theatre at Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., 685-4729, themat.org. $16. Presenting the sixth annual vaudeville extravaganza featuring new theater, dance, music poetry and comedy all performed in 10 minutes or less. Feb. 14-16 and 22-23, 8 p.m. and Feb. 17 and 24, 2 p.m.
Scapin, Lon Chaney Theater, 221 E. Kiowa St., 573-7411, theriponline.com. $10-$16. The Star Bar Players and local improv group The RiP perform together in the comedy Scapin. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 15-16, 8 p.m.
Les Miserables: School Edition, Fountain Valley School Performing Arts Center, 6155 Fountain Valley School Road, 390-7035, fvs.edu. $3-$5. Featuring a family-friendly version of the popular musical. Fri-Sat., Feb. 15-16, 7 p.m., and Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m.
Damon Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runyontheater.org. $8-$25. Featuring The King and I, Fridays to Sundays, Feb. 15-17 and 22-24. Dinner option, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m.
FAC Theatre, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $26-$31. Presenting Sunday in the Park with George, through Feb. 17. Fuddy Meers, March 21 to April 6. Beauty and the Beast, May 9 to June 1. Thursdays at 7:30 p.m., Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., and Sundays at 2 p.m.
Theatreworks, Dusty Loo Bon Vivant Theater, 3955 Cragwood Drive, 262-3232, theatreworkscs.org. $12-$22. Featuring Blithe Spirit, through 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.
Einstein's Mozart: Two Geniuses, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. Presenting poet Kate Light and the Colorado Chamber Players. Wed., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.
Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Presenting a musical and imaginative adventure with soaring aerialists, twisting contortionists, playful creatures and daring balancing acts. Fri., Feb. 21, 8 p.m.
Defending the Caveman, Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 West Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $37. See the Broadway comedy written by Rob Becker about the difference between the sexes. Fri., Feb. 22, 8 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 23, 5 and 8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Opera Theatre of the Rockies presents Carmen, March 1-2. Comedian Jon Reep, winner of Last Comic Standing 5, Fri., March 7, 7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Arnold Hall Theater, U.S. Air Force Academy, 333-4497, ticketmaster.com. Presenting 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.
Imagination Celebration Family Theater Season, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, imaginationcelebration.org. $8-$15. Presenting The Velveteen Rabbit, Sun., March 30, 2 and 4 p.m. If You Give a Pig a Party, Mon., April 21, 7 p.m.
Sangre de Cristo Arts Center Performing Arts Series, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Presenting 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.
World Arena, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. Harlem Globetrotters, Sun., April 6, 2 p.m. The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, Sat., May 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m.
Dance parties & workshops
Dance and Fitness Events, Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. Registration required. "Intro to Pole Dance," Saturdays, March 1-29.
Saturday Night Dance, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195. $7-$9. Dance to ballroom, polka, Latin, country and more live music. Sat., Feb. 16, 7:30-11 p.m.
Colorado Ballroom Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com. $5. Basic instruction of a dance rhythm and steps followed by dance time. Waltz, fox trot, rumba, samba, tango, swing, salsa and cha-cha. Singles welcome, casual dress. No smoking or alcohol. Sat., Feb. 16, instruction, 7 p.m.; dance, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
North African/Arabic Live Music Dance Party, Cedars Jazz Club, 3125 Sinton Road, 578-5740, neareastmusic.com. $10-$15. Rachid Halihal and Souhail Kaspar will play danceable world music from Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia and the Mid-east. Dinner option available. Sat., Feb. 16, 7-10:30 p.m.
"Intro to Belly Dance" Workshop, The Colorado Academy of Music and Dance, 975 Garden of the Gods Rd, 635-1004. Free, registration required. No previous dance experience necessary. Ages 15 and up. Sat., Feb. 16, 2 p.m.
Waltz Lessons, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 632-8091. Free, registration required. Members of the Broadmoor Waltz Club will lead traditional waltz practice sessions. Thursdays, 5-7 p.m.
English Country Dance, The Carriage Stop, 2700 W. Robinson St., 494-0563. $3. No partner required. Dancers ages 10 and over welcome. First and third Saturdays, 2-4 p.m.
English Country Dance, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave., 494-0563. For those 55+. Mondays, 1:30-3 p.m.
Swing Lessons, Southside Johnny's, 528 S. Tejon St., 444-8487. Free. Learn to swing dance. Mondays, 8 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 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.
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. Fridays, 7-8 p.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, Reservations: 520-6745. Offering "Pajamas in the Park: Winter Wildlife & Night Sky," Feb. 15, 5 p.m. to Feb. 16, 9 a.m. "Winter Botany," Feb. 23, 10 a.m. "Nature Adventures: Big Birds," Feb. 27, 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road, Reservations: 520-6387. Offering "Digital Wildlife Photo Seminar," Feb. 16, 10 a.m. "Nature Explorers: Beaver Tales," Feb. 21, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. "Family Campfire," Feb. 22, 6 p.m. "Winter Walkabout" and"Fox Run Snowshoe Hike," Feb. 23, 10 a.m. "Little Wonders: Animal Footprints," Feb. 26, 2 p.m. "Searching for Orion," Feb. 29, 6:30 p.m.
Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086, cheyennecanon.org. Open Sat.-Sun., and President's Day, Mon., Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free. Offering "The Journey of Starsmore," 1 p.m. "Wildlife Tracks and Signs Walk," 10:30 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Full Moon Run, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Beckers Lane, Manitou Springs, Micky Simpson: 495-5891. Enjoy a social run and bring food for a tailgate party to follow. Thurs., Feb. 21, 7 p.m.
Fountain Valley Relay For Life Kickoff, Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr., 636-5101. Join the American Cancer Society and enjoy food, fun, prizes and reduced registration for teams. Thurs., Feb. 21, 5:30 p.m.
Cheyenne Mountain State Park Guided Hikes and Programs, Cheyenne Moutain State Park, 410 JL Ranch Heights, www.parks.state.co.us/parks/cheyennemountain, 576-2251. Offering "cookie-burner" hikes, kids' treasure hunts, winter discovery walks, geocaching and more in the month of February.
Winter Series IV Run, Edith Wolford Elementary School, 13710 Black Forest Road, Black Forest, Patricia Lockhart: 598-2953, active.com. Compete in a 10K or 20K run. Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m.
Women's Fitness Solutions, various locations, Trish: 217-0987, health.groups.yahoo.com/group/womensfitness/. Join other women for outdoor activities. First and third Sundays.
"America's Boating Class," Dorene: 632-8129, PPFlotilla@hotmail.com. Pre-registration required. Pikes Peak Flotilla of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary will present an 8-hour class for both novice and experienced boaters. Saturdays, March 8 and April 19.
Valentine's Day Train, Royal Gorge, Canon City, 276-4000, royalgorgereservations.com. Package includes overnight accommodations at the Colorado Springs Crown Plaza, round-trip transportation, a gourmet dinner, romantic train ride and entertainment. Thurs.-Sat., Feb. 14-16, 7-10 p.m.
Cripple Creek Ice Festival, Bennett Avenue, Cripple Creek, 877/858-4653, cripplecreekicefest.com. Free. Featuring a beer garden, live music, ice carving demos, illuminated ice sculpture displays and more. Fri.-Sun., Feb. 15-18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Big Horn Sheep Day, Garden of the Gods Visitor Center, 1805 N. 30th St., 634-6666, gardenofgods.com. Free. Bring your binoculars and enjoy guided walks, presentations on bighorn biology and the Pikes Peak herd, children's programs, a scavenger hunt and more. Sat., Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Pooch Pool Party, Manitou Swimming Pool, 202 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9735, freewebs.com/manitoupool. $10. Let you dog swim at the indoor pool before it is drained for maintenance. This fundraiser will benefit the pool's fitness and community programs. Sat., Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. to noon.
Weisbrod Aircraft Museum Events, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, 719/948-9218. "Open Cockpit Day," sit at the controls of an F9-F Cougar that was used by the Blue Angels, Sun., Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Making Democracy Work Award Reception, 1228 Wood Ave., 337-9435, lwvppr.org. $25. Join the League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region as they honor a local leader with the League's Second annual Making Democracy Work Award. Wed., Feb. 27, 5-7 p.m.
"Silent Night" Coffee & Conversation, Starbucks Coffee, The Promenade Shops at Briargate, 1885 Briargate Parkway, 265-6264. Inviting the deaf community, interpreters, families and those who love stories for coffee, hot chocolate, conversation, activities and more. Sundays, 4-10 p.m.; children's story time (ASL interpreted), 4-5 p.m.
Youth & Family
"Parenting Your Teen Through Thick and Thin," The Colorado Springs School, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 434-3506, css.org. Free. An Evening with Rosalind Wiseman, author of the bestseller Queen Bees and Wannabes: Helping Your Daughter Survive Cliques, Gossip, Boyfriends, and Other Realities of Adolescence. Thurs., Feb. 14, 7 p.m.
"Dancing Dogs," Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Watch these amazing dogs as they "dance" to music, then create your own dancing dog and doggie bookmark. Cheyenne Mountain Branch, Sat., Feb. 16, 1:30 p.m. Penrose Library, Sun., Feb. 17, 1:30 p.m. Fountain Branch, Sat., Feb. 23, 10 a.m. Ruth Holley Branch, Sat., Feb. 23, 1:30 p.m. Sand Creek Branch, Sun., Feb. 24, 1:30 p.m.
Arte Cultural Latino Organizational Meeting, Sherwood Condominiums Cabana, 2902 Airport Road, 630-8246. Meeting for parents and students interested in organizing a Spanish song choir for kids. Tues., Feb. 19, 7-8:30 p.m.
Preview Summer Programs for Kids: Science and Experimentation, Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Road, 475-2510. Conduct wild and wacky hands-on experiments and explore rainforests. Tues., Feb. 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
Parent Lecture Series: Title I Students, Bristol Elementary School, 890 N. Walnut St., RSVP: 328-4038. Dinner will be served. Feb. 21, March 18, April 24 and May 12.
Children's Playhouse Series, Sangre de Cristo Arts Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo, 719/295-7200, sdc-arts.org. Presenting The Ant and the Grasshopper, Sat., Feb. 23, 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The Velveteen Rabbit, Sat., March 8, 11 a.m and 2 p.m. If You Give a Pig a Party, Sat., April 26, 11 a.m. and 2 pm.
Children's Story Times, Manitou Springs Public Library, 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.
Junior Jazzercise, Apex Tae Kwon Do, 5563 Powers Center Point, 649-0500, springsinshape.com. Ashley Lawless will lead kids ages 6-12 in high-energy, non-competitive dance and fitness routines set to music. Saturdays, 1:30-3 p.m.
Free Thoughts-Free Kids Group, 210-9332, freethinkerscs.com. Join science, ethics and nature-related activities with the Freethinkers of Colorado Springs' new group for parents and kids. Promotes humanist principles and critical thinking. Events and meetings, first Sunday of the month.
"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.
"A Child's Voice in Court," Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), 701 S. Cascade Ave., 447-9898 ext. 1008, casappr.org. Find out how you can make a lasting difference in the life of an abused or neglected child at this open house. Tues., March 11, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
The City of Colorado Springs is seeking volunteers to adopt a flowerbed for the 2008 Springs in Bloom program. Flowerbed adopters will be responsible for planting and maintaining the bed throughout the summer. Flowers will be provided free of charge. Go to springsgov.com or call 578-6649 by April 3.
Safe Place is seeking volunteers for their pet placement assistance program for terminally ill people. Responsibilities include poster distribution, mailing and placement of pets. Call 359-0201 for more.
Suicide Prevention Partnership is looking for volunteers to answer its telephone hotline. Applications must be 18 years or older and complete 32 hours of training. The organization asks for a 12-hour commitment each month. Call Mary at 573-7447 for more.
Pikes Peak Urban Gardens is seeking schools, businesses, organizations and neighborhood groups to assist with the development of community gardens throughout Colorado Springs. Call 651-3416 or visit ppugardens.org for more.
Explorer Elementary School in Academy School District 20 is looking for volunteers to work in the Peach Patrol, its literacy program. Mentors work one-on-one with first- and second-grade students following easy-to-use individualized lesson plans developed by the teacher. Contact Donna at 234-4429 for more.
American Cancer Society is seeking volunteers for its Cancer Resource Center and Road to Recovery programs. Responsibilities include helping people with information, comfort items and wigs and driving patients to and from treatments. Training provided. Call 636-5101 for more.
Project Angel Heart needs volunteers to deliver nutritious, medically appropriate meals to people with life-threatening illnesses as part of its "Cruise for a Cause" program. Call 800/381-5612 to volunteer for a 90-minute shift.
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 488-0880 for more.
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 children in need living in group homes and foster care. Call Collette at 201-1497 or visit pajamaprogram.org 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.
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.
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 email@example.com for more.
The Sangre de Cristo Arts & Conference Center, 210 N. Santa Fe Ave., Pueblo. Seeking volunteers in various capacities. Call 719/295-7200 for more.
Ellicott Wildlife Rehabilitation Center is seeking tax-deductible contributions to help feed and provide medical care for wildlife in rehabilitation. Call 683-8152 or visit ellicottwildlife.com for more.
Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time Program, which protects children from witnessing parental disputes. Call 447-9898 or visit casappr.org for more.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers to assist riders with disabilities during riding lessons. Training is provided and experience with horses is not required, but helpful. The age limit is 14 and older. Call 495-3908 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Girls Scouts of Southeastern Colorado is seeking volunteers who want to make a difference in a girl's life. Share your skills whether you have an hour, a day, a weekend or more. Looking for women and men of all ages and backgrounds to help. Call 543-4690 ext. 102 for more.
Memorial Health System needs volunteers who want to make a difference as patient/family escorts, pediatric playroom helpers, weekend or evening information desk attendants, public-event volunteers and more. Call 365-5298 for more.
Catamount Institute is looking for volunteers to further its mission of "inspiring ecological stewardship" through educational programs. Positions include working with youth, marketing and communications, fundraising, online research, office work and events. Call 471-0910 ext. 107 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.
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.
Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care, 5450 Tech Center Drive, #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.
Colorado Reptile Humane Society is seeking homes for adoptable lizards, snakes, turtles and tortoises. Call 303/776-2070 or visit corhs.org for more.
Pikes Peak Hospice and Palliative Care, 825 E. Pikes Peak Ave., #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.
Out of Town
art galleries & events
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Uzi Buzgalo, showcasing the importance and beauty of non-audible language, through March 9. Watch Your Step: Sidewalks through March 23. More Big Beautiful Things, an exhibit of contemporary sculpture, through March 30.
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council, 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-0440, chacweb.org. Open Wed.-Thurs., 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Fri., noon to 10 p.m., and Sat., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Art in the Heart of Winter, works by Fernando Duran Alcantar, Lola Montejo, Leyna Bencomo and Josey Dak, through Feb. 23.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 303/denverartmuseum.org. Featuring Inspiring Impressionism, masterpieces by Manet, Degas, Monet, Renior and others, Feb. 23 to May 25.
Gilmore Art Center, 2119 Curtis St., Denver, 303/483-3422. Featuring Black Eyed Peas & Grace: Black Art History Exhibit, folk art pieces by Janie McGee reflecting black history from 1900s to the civil rights movement, through March 12.
Museo de Las Americas, 861 Santa Fe Dr., Denver, 303/571-4401, museo.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat-Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Featuring Space Invaders, art that blends physical, aesthetic and social questions to create multidimensional results, through June 8.
film & video
Boulder International Film Festival, Boulder Theater, Boulder public Library and other venues, 303/449-2289, biff1.com. Presenting films from around the world, conversations with directors, producers, screenwriter and actors, parties and more. Feb. 14-17.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. Presenting The Alps and The Living Sea on the IMAX screen, $4-$8, through June 12.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Showing the film Whales on the Extreme Screen through April, and Australia: Land Beyond Time through August.
Boulder Bookstore Events, 1107 Pearl St., Boulder, boulderbookstore.com. Presenting Reginald Ray, (Touching Enlightenment), Feb. 19. Paul Levitt (Come with Me to Babylon), Feb. 20. Majka Burhardt (Vertical Ethiopia), Feb. 25.
Tattered Cover Book Store Events, at Historic LoDo, Colfax and Highlands Ranch, tatteredcover.com. Presenting Theresa Rebeck (Free Fire Zone), and Pamela Nowak (Chances), Feb. 15. Dave Eggers (What is the What), Feb. 18. Bruce Barcott (The Last Flight of the Scarlet Macaw) and Adam Schrager (The Principled Politician: The Ralph Carr Story), Feb. 19. Marilyn Krysl (Dinner with Osama) and Randall Balmer (God in the White House), Feb. 20. Jennifer Finney Boylan (I'm Looking Through You: Growing up Haunted, A Memoir) and Dario Castagno (Too Much Tuscan Sun), Feb. 21.
University of Denver Writers Series, Newman Center, Gates Concert Hall, 2344 E. Illif Ave., Denver, ticketmaster.com. $38-$49. Presenting Anna Quindlen, Tues., March 18, 7:30 p.m.
Writing Above the Clouds, Florissant Library, 334 Circle Drive, Florissant, 719/748-8012. Nine local writers will read from their stories. Sat., Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. $27-$30. Featuring The Mercury Ensemble String Quartet, Thurs., Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Windy Peak, Thurs., March 6, 7 p.m.
Mercury Caf, 2199 California St., Denver, 303/294-9258, mercurycafe.com. $8. Presenting The David Booker Swingtet, Feb. 17. Atomic Pablo, Feb. 24. Hot Tomatoes Dance Orchestra, March 2.
The Merling Trio, Jones Theater, Second and Main Streets, Westcliffe, 719/783-9709. $5-$25. Presenting one of the country's leading classical ensembles performing Mozart, Brahms and Astor Piazzola. Sun., Feb. 17, 2 p.m.
recreation & learning
Colorado History Museum, 1300 Broadway, Denver, 303/866-3682, coloradohistory.org. $5-$7, free under 5 years. Open Mon.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Presenting "Celebrate Music," Feb. 17. "Voices of the Past," Feb. 24.
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Colorado Resident Free Day, Feb. 18, March 17 and April 22. Chapungu: Custom and Legend, A Culture in Stone, through Feb. 29.
Denver Zoo Events 2008, 2300 Steele St., Denver, 303/376-6720, denverzoo.org. Featuring "Paw Thaw," Feb. 16-17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Leap Day," Feb. 29, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Mountain Park Environmental Center Events, 9167 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, hikeandlearn.org. $5, members free. "Valentine Day's Hike," Sat., Feb. 16, 10 a.m. "Winter Wildflower Hike," Sun., Feb. 24, 11 a.m.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. $4.95-$7.95, kids 2 and under free. Featuring Survivor: Jamestown, an exhibit that puts visitors in the shoes of the original Jamestown colonists, through May 11. "Martini and a Movie" featuring Casablanca, $18-$20, Thurs., Feb. 14, 6:30 p.m.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring Of Mice and Men through March 9. A Year with Frog and Toad, Feb. 19 to May 2. 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.
Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, avenuetheater.com. $20. Featuring Girls Only: The Secret Comedy of Women, a play about the milestones in women's lives, along with the Diary Museum, an exhibit of pages from real-women's diaries, through Feb. 24.
The Bindery, 2180 Stout St., Denver, 877/862-6752, uncorkedproductions.org. $10-$15. Presenting Closer, a story about love, lust and life, through Feb. 18.
Bug Theatre, 3645 Navajo St., Denver, 303/780-7836, modernmusetheatre.com. $15-$20. Presenting A Body of Water, a play that asks how well we know ourselves and others, through Feb. 24.
Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver, 720/946-1388, buntport.com. Presenting tRUNks: A Live Comic Book through April 19. Starship Troy, featuring a motley space crew, through April 23.
Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, comedyworks.com. Presenting Bruce Bruce, Feb. 15-17. Ralphie May, Feb. 21-23. Henry Cho, Feb. 28 to March 1.
Denver Center for Performing Arts, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4100, denvercenter.org. Presenting Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy, Sun., Feb. 17, 7:30 p.m. Plainsong, through Feb. 23. My Fair Lady, March 26 to April 6. A Chorus Line, May 4-17. 3 Mo' Divas, May 9 to June 29. Sweeney Todd, June 17-29.
The Denver Victorian Playhouse, 4201 Hooker St., Denver. 303/433-4343, denvervic.com. $20-$22. Presenting The Lion in Winter, King Henry II goes head-to-head with wife Eleanor to secure England's next king, through Feb. 16.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/468-2030, operacolorado.org. Presenting Don Pasquale, $28-$157, through Feb. 17. Avenue Q, Sept. 9-21.
Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 303/422-4090, festivalplayhouse.com. $12-$20. Presenting Neil Simon's Barefoot in the Park through Feb. 17. Keir Royale: Four Course Comedy and Magic, Sat. Feb. 23, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy, Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. Presenting Beauty and the Beast, through Feb. 24. Thoroughly Modern Millie, April 18 to May 4.
Mercury Caf, 2199 California St., Denver, 303/294-9258, mercurycafe.com. $10. Presenting Lovers, Split Strangers, through Feb. 29.
Parker Mainstreet Center, 109650 E. Mainstreet, Parker303/841-4500, parkerartscouncil.org. $10-$12. Presenting Cactus Flower, the story of a bachelor who invents a wife and family to keep from committing to his girlfriend in this homage to free love and go-go boots, through Feb. 16.
Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/839-1361, vintagetheatre.com. $17-$22. Presenting Shot in the Dark, Feb. 15 to March 16. Dinner with Friends, March 28 to April 20. The Boys Next Door, May 2 to June 1. Crazy Bag, June 6-20. A Streetcar Named Desire, Aug. 22 to Sept. 21. Murderers, Oct. 3 to Nov. 2. The Little Foxes, Nov. 14 to Dec. 14.
Theater Off Broadway, 1124 Santa Fe, Denver, 303/777-3292, theatregroup.org. $12-$22. Presenting Jeffrey, by Paul Rudnick through March 1.
Trolls, Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver, coloradotheatregild.org. Free. Learn about homelessness through this show about a community of people who live under a bridge, followed by a talkback with the writer and cast. Wed., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.