- 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 The Raven: The Poem and an Artists Paintings, through June 3. Cummins & Cummins, mixed media by William and Linda Cummins, through June 3. Chicago Reflections, works by Karen Winfield, through June 3. Invidnation, contemporary video art, through June 7. Canyon Walls, water media images by Eulalie J. Brown, through June 9.
Art Shows & Galleries
American Numismatic Association Money Museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., 632-2646, money.org. Open Tues.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sun., noon to 5 p.m. Free. Featuring The Medal is the Message through May.
ARTSpace Gallery, Hillside Community Center, 925 S. Institute St., 385-7900. Open Mon.-Fri., 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Featuring Faces of India, photos by Robert E. Bixler capturing the diverse expressions of Indian culture, through May 23.
The Bridge Gallery, Depot Arts Building, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 232-9368. Featuring Bridge Squared, a group show of 18" x 18" works that will be connected, through May 25
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 The Raven: The Poem and an Artist's Paintings, through June 3. Cummins & Cummins, mixed media by William and Linda Cummins, through June 3. Chicago Reflections, works by Karen Winfield, through June 3. Invidnation, contemporary video art, through June 7. Canyon Walls, water media images by Eulalie J. Brown, through June 9.
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 Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, works by over 80 artists including Andy Warhol, Allen Jones, Douglas Kirkland, Richard Avedon and more, through July 5.
The Commons Gallery, The Depot Arts Building, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 314-8526. Free. Featuring Women MUST Rise: Feminist Art Exhibit, works by Jocelyn Nevel, Sarah Milteer and more, through June 1.
Commonwheel Artists Gallery, 102 Cañon Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1008, commonwheel.com. Open daily, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Featuring Carbon & Clay: Conflicting Connections, works by Jeremiah Houck and Daniel Romano, through June 2.
The Downtown Bar, 103 Central Plaza, Pueblo, 719/544-1499, thedowntownbar.com. Featuring No Pretty Landscapes, photography by Jennifer Koen and Bobby Valentine, through May 31.
Duryea Fine Art, 1003 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-9050, duryeafineart.com. Open Wed.-Sun., noon to 4 p.m. Featuring Painted Gardens, a series of plein air garden paintings by Bill Duryea, through June 30.
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 Dino Art, art from the Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center's poster contest, through May 23. Opening reception, Fri., May 9, 11:30 a.m.
El Tesoro Restaurant & Gallery, 10 N. Sierra Madre St., 471-0106. Open Mon.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Featuring Three Man Art Show, works by George Sanchez, Bernard Sandoval and Marc Shereck, through June 30.
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 Styling the Modern, a collection of large-scale scarves designed by notable artists, May 10 to July 5.
Fare Bella Gallery, 16 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 720/226-4315. Featuring works by 23 local artists including owner Patrice Filler.
Gallery Two-Ten, 210 E. Cimarron St., 632-2132. Open Mon.-Fri., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sat., 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring works by local and regional artists including John Baker, Laura Bigger, Chris Conklin, Susan Hinton, Deb Komitor and others.
Gertrude's Restaurant, 2625 W. Colorado Ave., 471-0887. Exhibiting Hunter-Wolff Gallery presents Janelle Cox, landscapes and travel-inspired paintings, through Dec. 31.
Heebee JeebeeS, 318A E. Colorado Ave., 635-0620. Open daily, noon to 6 p.m. Featuring Feast, photographic works by Rebecca Tillett, through May 31.
Lasko Fine Art, 113 N. Tejon St., 577-4750, laskofineart.com. Featuring Lew Tilley: The Broadmoor Academy Collection, works by the former USC art professor, through May 31.
Laura Reilly Gallery, 2616 W. Colorado Ave., #4, 471-1360, laurareilly.com. Open Thurs.-Sat., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Night and Day, cityscapes, night scenes and winter landscapes by impressionist painter Laura Reilly.
Mountain Living Studio, 741 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-0225. Open daily, noon to 5 p.m. Presenting Spring Collection 08, a collection of new artists and new works ranging from fine art to jewelry.
Orly's Art Gallery, 730 S. Tejon St., 630-3371. Featuring Primavera Colorado, the works of artists Sparky LeBold and Ramon Kelley and more.
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 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.
Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Featuring An Evening of Classical Indian Dance, a performance of classical Indian trained dancers and musicians. $10. Sat., May 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Featuring Laura BenAmots X 3, three collections of erotic artwork, and Misreading the Signs, drawings by Bill Amundson, through May 23.
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.
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 2008 Senior Exhibition through June 7.
UCCS University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 303/315-8898, artsci.uchsc.edu. Presenting Art in Science/Science in Art, a juried show comparing the artistic nature of science and the use of scientific tools in artwork, through Aug. 3. Opening reception, Fri., May 9, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Pueblo West Vectra Bank, 154 McCulloch Blvd., Pueblo, 719/544-3753. Featuring works by Crystal Carkhuff through June 8.
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, myspace.com/weusour. Open Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Sun., 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring Coffee Break, paintings by Leo Rivera using coffee as a medium, through May 29.
Open Mosaic Classes, Full Spectrum Art Glass, 828 E. Fillmore St., and Royalty Stained Glass, 5331 Montebello Lane, 389-1337. $13/session. Mosaic workshops for all skill levels by artist and instructor Juanita Canzoneri. Thursdays, May 8, 15 and 29, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Expression of a Cancer Journey, Dorcy Cancer Center, St. Mary Corwin Medical Center, 2004 Lake Ave., Pueblo, 719/557-4548. Artwork and stories of cancer patients, survivors and their families, through May 30. Reception Fri., May 9, 5-8 p.m.
Meet the Girls of Red Mango, Envi, 12 S. 25th St., 352-7818, envi.biz. Patti Blakeman and Connie Tousley of Red Mango will introduce their new line of artistic jewelry with prizes and refreshments. Sat., May 10, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Art Auction: Linda K. Powell Illustration Art, Jubilee Record Warehouse, 433 E. Cucharras St., 633-5270, bestofthewestauctions.com. Works from wildlife and nature illustrator Linda K. Powell, whose art has appeared in magazines and on greeting cards and postage stamps. Sat., May 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Glass Artists of the Pikes Peak Region, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., gappr.org. $5 for non-members. Sharon Wolff of Hunter-Wolff Gallery will speak on selling work and approaching galleries for showcasing. Tues., May 13, 7 p.m.
Monument Art Hop, Winter|Helmich Fine Art and Jewelry Gallery, 47 Third St., 488-1063. Featuring Mata Ortiz pottery, handmade in the Mexican village. Thurs. May 15, 5-8 p.m.
Young People's Art Exhibition, Celebration Place, Citadel Mall, 750 Citadel Drive East, 520-2027, imaginationcelebration.org. Free. Enjoy artworks created by local students. Middle school exhibit through May 10.
Auditions & Entries
The Colorado Springs Youth Symphony Association is holding auditions May 8-10 for the 2008-09 season for brass, woodwind, string and percussion musicians up to 18 years old. $10 fee. Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Call 633-3901 for more.
Robin's Danceworks Studio Youth Performance Dance Team Tryouts is holding an informational meeting for parents of those 4-18 years old looking to join. Robin's Danceworks Studio, 3352 Templeton Gap Rd., 328-0694, robinsdanceworks.com. Sat., May 10, 4-5:30 p.m.
Commonwheel Artists Cooperative is seeking a professional metalsmith jeweler for its shop and gallery. Applications due May 12. Call 685-1008 for more.
Capture VIC the Elk is a contest to see who can best photograph the mascot of the Colorado Springs Conventions and Visitors Bureau. The winner will receive a free night at the Old Town Guest House. Due June 1. Send digital copies to email@example.com.
Pueblo Farmers Market on the Riverwalk is looking for vendors selling fine arts, crafts and more for the summer. Market runs Thursdays, July 10 to Sept. 10. Call 719/542-2125 or visit artonsouthmain.com for more.
2008 Expressions of Courage Art Contest is accepting artwork by people of all ages with epilepsy. A winner will be announced this fall. Entries are due July 17. Call 312/729-4453 or visit expressionsofcourage.com for information.
Fountain Creek Nature Center is seeking artwork for its second Art Show & Sale on Sat., Sept. 27. The theme is "Nature-scapes" of El Paso County parks. All works must be submitted in .jpg format by Aug. 1. Contact Nancy Bernard at 520-6745 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center is seeking entries in its "Savage Ancient Seas" Dino Art 2008 contest. Prizes will be awarded in categories from pre-school through adults. Entries are due May 23. Visit rmdrc.com for entry forms and rules.
Pikes Peak Christian Artist Festival is seeking artists for a juried fine art festival. This event will be held June 21 and 22 in Woodland Park. Deadline for submissions is May 30. Call 687-6824 or e-mail email@example.com.
Eleventh Muse Poetry Contest is seeking unpublished poems. Prizes range from $25-$100. Send cover sheet, 1-5 unpublished poems and $15 entry fee to: Eleventh Muse, P.O. Box, 2413, Colorado Springs, CO 80901. Due June 1. See poetrywest.org/muse.htm for more.
Old Colorado City Historical Society is seeking arts and crafts of all media, handmade and original for the Arts & Crafts Festival in Bancroft Park, June 21. Call 266-9096.
2008 Citizen's Academy is accepting applications for its 8-week program in September. 385-5906, SpringsGov.com. $40. Join others in a casual setting to learn and discuss our local government and talk to local officials. Applications due Aug. 1
The Colorado Department of Education is accepting nominations for the Colorado Teacher of the Year. Applications are due Aug. 15. Visit www.cde.state.co.us/cdeawards/trtoyinf.htm or call 303/866-6932 for more.
Fort Carson Restoration Advisory Board, Elkhorn Catering and Conference Center, Bldg. 7300 off Woodfill Rd., Fort Carson, 526-8004. The public is invited to take part in the clean-up and environmental programs going on at Fort Carson. Thurs., May 8, 6:30 p.m.
CSU-Pueblo's Center for Leadership and Community Development Conference, CSU-Pueblo's Life Science Auditorium and Occhiato University Center, Pueblo, 719/549-2679, colostate-pueblo.edu. Free. A symposium on the growth and planning of the city of Pueblo with panel discussions, conference sessions and more. Fri., May 9, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., May 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
"Closed Doors; Open Democracies?" CC's Barnes Science Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre St. 473-7083, lwvppr.org. Free. The League of Women Voters of the Pikes Peak Region will host a lecture and discussion about secrecy and access of government information, led by NPR's Ira Flatow. Sat., May 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m.
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 every month, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Clubs & Organizations
The Better Business Bureau: Buzz with the B's, The Caddie Shack, Valley Hi Golf Course, 619 S. Chelton Road, firstname.lastname@example.org. $12. Meet with other business owners and listen to expert speakers for these monthly engagements. Fri., May 9, 7:15-9 a.m.
Celebration of Women Tea Party, MacKenzie Place Retirement Community Ballroom, 1605 Elm Creek View. 265-5535. Reservations required. A community celebration sponsored by the Viletta Fund honoring women friends and loved ones. Sat., May 10, 10 a.m. to noon.
American Association of University Women, Edelweiss Restaurant, 34 Ramona Ave., 590-7237. $15-$16. This month's program: "Beautiful, Brainy and Brave: Colorado Springs Club Women of the Progressive Era," with Chris Nicholl of the Pikes Peak Library District. Sat., May 10, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Association of Fundraising Professionals Southern Colorado Chapter, Gay & Lesbian Fund, 315 E. Costilla St., afpsc.org. $35. Join others for "Fundraising Fundamentals" with speakers from the YMCA and Pikes Peak United Way. Tues., May 13, 7:45-10:30 a.m.
Veterans for Peace, Barkman Branch Library, 1300 Jerry Murphy Rd., Pueblo, 719/544-3753. The chapter will discuss and finalize plans for the Memorial Day Vigil. Tues., May 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
"No Matter Who Wins, You Win," Pikes Peak Advertising Federation, Phantom Canyon, 2 E. Pikes Peak Ave., ppaf.org. $25-35. RSVP by May 7. Sit in on a speaker and luncheon to learn how to use political tactics and endorsements to better your business. Tues., May 13, 11:30 a.m.
North End Drinking Liberally Meeting, Champps Restaurant and Bar, 1765 Briargate Blvd. Meet like-minded friends. Second Tuesdays. Tues., May 13, 7:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Neighbors Fundraising Fashion Show, Inn at Palmer Divide, 443 Hwy. 105, Palmer Lake, 559-3942. $23. Join the Pikes Peak Neighbors for a fashion show, luncheon and raffle to support Care and Share. Wed., May 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
The Pikes Peak Prestidigitators Magic Club, Sand Creek Police Station, 4125 Center Park Dr., sam170.org. Every fourth Tuesday, 7:15 p.m. The Society of Young Magicians, for those 16 and younger, meets at 6 p.m.
Emotions Anonymous Support Group Meeting, Another Life Foundation, 801 N. Weber St., First Floor Conference Room, 216-7238, anotherlifefoundation.org. Free. A support group for individuals battling with mental illness and suicidal behaviors. Thursdays through June 26, 10-11 a.m.
Green Drinks, The Coffee Exchange, 526 S. Tejon St., 964-3935, greendrinks.org. If you are interested or involved in "green" issues join this social networking and collaboration group of environmentally-minded people. Second and fourth Thursdays, 5-7 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.
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.
Downtown Toastmasters, City Hall, Academy Room, 107 N. Nevada Ave., 636-3107, downtowntoastmaster.org. Visitors free. Improve your public speaking skills at weekly meetings. Fridays, 12:05-1 p.m.
The Breakfast Club, Crowne Plaza Hotel, 2886 S. Circle Drive, 260-0651. Meet singles ages 50+ for a monthly breakfast and other activities such as hikes, dances, board games and more. First Saturdays, 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.
- 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 Life as a Legend: Marilyn Monroe, works by more than 80 artists including Andy Warhol, Allen Jones, Douglas Kirkland, Richard Avedon and more, through July 5.
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. First Monday, 5:30-7 p.m.
Senior Community 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.
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.
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.
Colorado Springs Chess Club, Acacia Apartments Building, 104 E. Platte, 685-1984, springschess.org. Free. The club is open for anyone who plays chess. Tuesdays, 7-10 p.m., arrive by 8 p.m. for access to the building.
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. First and third Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.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, 5:30-6:30 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, 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. 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. Wednesdays, 6-9 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 Radio Amateurs Association, 282-8554, ppraa.org. This club encourages interest in HAM radio, plans special events, participates in search and rescue efforts and more. Second Wednesday, 7-9 p.m.
Film & Video
Movies Without All the Hype, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., 685-1861, thebac.org. By donation. Join the Business of Art Center on the first Thursday of every month to watch "the best movies you've never seen" followed by discussion. Thursdays through July 3, 6-9 p.m.
Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Pride Center, 2508 E. Bijou St., 355-4078, midnightdepravity.com. $6. Full audience participation is encouraged for showings of this cult-movie classic. Saturdays, midnight to 2 a.m.
Food & Drink
Springs Shebeen, Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. $25. A night dedicated to South African wine tasting, live jazz and a benefit for the Student Movement for Real Change. RSVP online. Thurs., May 8, 6 p.m.
Powers Liquor Mart Tastings, 5847 Palmer Park Blvd., 596-4700. Free, reservations required. "Spirits of Spring Wine and Beer Tasting" at the Gleneagle Sertoma Club, Fri., May 9, 6 p.m. "Colorado Wine Tasting," Sat., May 10.
IRC Five-Course Wine Dinner, Briarhurst Manor, 404 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-1864. $50. Taste delicious wines with each course of the meal. Tues., May 13, 6:30 p.m.
Geeks Who Drink Pub Quiz, Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766, Mondays, 8 p.m.; McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., 633-3300, Wednesdays, 8 p.m.
Health & Healing
Friends Like Me Support Group, Penrose St. Francis Cancer Center, 2222 N. Nevada Ave., 351-5079, y-me.org. Free. Join others battling breast cancer who are under 45 to talk and cope. Thurs., May 8, 7-8:30 p.m.
Celebration Conscious Living Store Events, 2209 W. Colorado Ave., 634-1855, celebrationstore.com. Offering "Core Shamanism," Fri., Sat., May 9-10. "Reawakening Goddess," Sat., May 10. "Creative Discovery Open House: Transforming Your Life Issues," Mon., May 12. Drumming Class Series, Thurs., May 15.
ANGEL Network Mother's Day Service, Emmanuel Missionary Baptist Church, 1 S. Walnut St., 776-6207. Free. A special service honoring those who are fighting or have fought breast cancer, to promote breast health in African-American women. Sun., May 11, 7:45 a.m. and 10:45 a.m.
Buddhist Talk: Explore the Boundless Heart of Loving-Kindness, Unity Church in the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd., 375-1922. $15. Presenting David Gardiner and Pat Tegler. Mon., May 12, 6-7:30 p.m.
"100 Year LifestyleLife Without Limits," Community Meeting Room, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., 598-7287. Free. Better Health Naturally with Natural Solutions presents the program by Rodney Frieling, DC. Before the presentation there will be a library resource demo for the Thyroid Focus Group, 5:20-6:15 p.m. Tues., May 13, 6:30-8 p.m.
"Conscious Evolution," Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. 330-8892, celebrationstore.com. $10. Learn about the evolution of our identities in a healing session with Chris Douglas, who apprenticed under Carlos Castaneda. Tues., May 13, 7-9 p.m.
Buddhist Meditation Classes, High Plains Church (education building in back), 1825 Dominion Way, 303/813-9551, meditationincolorado.org. $10/class. Offering guided meditation and teachings with Buddhist nun, Gen Kelsang Losel. Thursdays, 7-8:30 p.m.
Candlelight Yoga, Springs Salsa & Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. Experience yourself at a deeper level and restore your body, mind and spirit all by candlelight. Thursdays, 7:15-8:15 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.
Buddhist Vipassana Meditation, Rocky Mountain Insight, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Suite B, 473-7609, rockymountaininsight.org. Meditation on Sundays, 9-10 a.m., and Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m., with 6:15 p.m. orientation (required if new). Loving-Kindness Guided Meditation, Fridays, noon to 1 p.m.
The Moving Word, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain St., 291-3120, fccmovement.org. Free. Deepen your relationship with God through dance, scripture and prayer. Saturdays, 9-10 a.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.
"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, 7-9 p.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, Yoga Journeys Studio, #201, 709 N. Nevada Ave., Pat: 375-1922. Yoga class for those with physical challenges. Tuesdays, noon to 1 p.m.
Yoga for Seniors, Yoga Journeys Studio, #201, 709 N. Nevada Ave., 231-6825. Relaxing and gentle yoga courses designed just for seniors. Mondays in May, 2-3 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.
"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.
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.
Memorial Hospital HealthLink Classes, 5360 N. Academy Blvd., #220, 444-2273, memorialhealthsystem.com. Classes from baby basics and parenting, to yoga, massage and more. Register now for May classes.
Lectures & Learning
"The Evangelical Public Sphere," CC's Bemis Hall, 920 N. Cascade Ave., 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. Author and professor Michael Warner will share his expertise on queer theory in the U.S. and the evangelist voice. Thurs., May 8, 7 p.m.
"The Mess Bush Leaves Behind: Challenges for the Next Administration in the Middle East," CC's Slocum Hall, 130 E. Cache La Poudre St. coloradocollege.edu. Free. Professor Stephen Zunes will share his expertise on Middle Eastern politics and U.S. foreign policy. Thurs., May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Curiosity Unlimited, Clarion Hotel, 314 W Bijou St., 527-8036. $18. Presenting "How My Computer Knows Me," by Terrance Boult, who will describe how computer technology is advancing in identifying its user. Fri., May 9, 11:30 a.m.
"Working Women of the Pikes Peak Region in the 1920s," Old Colorado City Historic Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Free. Learn the history of women taking hold of the political, economic and business reigns in Colorado Springs. Fri., May 9, 11:15 a.m.
"Understanding HIV/AIDS: Science and Social Implications," CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade, 970/402-2181, coloradocollege.edu. Free. CC biochemistry students will discuss AIDS from infection and diagnosis to living with the virus. Mon., May 12, 7 p.m.
Voices of America Lecture Series, CSU-Pueblo, OUC Ballroom, Pueblo, 719/549-2810. Free. Presenting professor James Loewen, author of Lies My Teacher Told Me. Mon., May 12, 7:30 p.m.
Red Rock Canyon Lecture Series, Old Colorado City Historic Society, 1 S. 24th St. 597-9822, redrockcanyonopenspace.org. Free. Second installment about Red Rock Canyon focusing on the geology of the canyon. Sponsored by the Friends of Red Rock Canyon Tues., May 13, 7-8 p.m.
Pikes Peak Workforce Center Events, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 667-3730, ppwfc.org. Presenting "Job Shop: Guided Job Search," May 13 or 27, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Rsum Righting: Rsum and Portfolio Design," May 8, 15, 22 or 29, 2-4 p.m. "Self-Employment: The Driver's Seat," May 20, 2-3:30 p.m.
Artistic Expressions with Nature, Hillside Gardens & Nursery, 1006 S. Institute St., 365-8899. $10-15. Join others to learn gardening tips, the art of Ikebana and more. Thurs., May 15, 5:30-8:30 p.m.
El Pomar Nonprofit Resource Center Workshops, Computer Lab, Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 ext. 2335, ppld.org. Free. Presenting, "Researching Individuals: Setting Strategies for Major Gift Prospects." Thurs., May 15, 8-10 a.m.
Small Business Development Center Classes, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy., 262-3844, cssbdc.org. "Funding Your Business," May 13. "Basics of Bookkeeping," May 22. "QuickBooks Pro Intro," May 29.
Torah-based Bible and Kabbalah Classes, Manitou Springs, 685-0999, cityofluz.com. Join on-going evening and Internet classes for Jews and non-Jews. Visit Web site for times and details.
Senior Resource Development Agency, 230 N. Union Ave., Pueblo, 719/545-8900, srda.org. Sign up now for April classes including computers, aerobics, games, arts and crafts and more.
District 11 Community Education Classes, various locations, 520-2384, d11.org/communityed. Offering classes in foreign languages, dance, art, business, crafts, singing, movies, 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.
Borders Bookstore Book Signings, 2120 Southgate Rd., 632-6611. Free. John Gierach will read and sign Fool's Paradise, a book of fishing tales and cultural criticism. Thurs., May 8, 7 p.m.
Black Cat Books Events, 720 Manitou Ave, Manitou Springs, 685-1589. Featuring Anthea Carson and Brian Wall signing How to Play Chess Like an Animal, Sat., May 10, 1-4 p.m. Yousuf Zaigham reading Like A Vermeer & Other Poems, Mon., May 19, 7-9 p.m. Why Good People Do Bad Things book discussion, Thursdays, 7 p.m. Knitting Group, Sundays, 4-6 p.m. Occult Science classes, Tuesdays, 7-9 p.m. Business Group, Wednesdays, 8:45-10:15 a.m.
Great Books Discussion, Penrose Library, Second Floor Conference Room, 20 N. Cascade Ave., 531-6333 ext. 1206, greatbooks.org. Free. Discussing books from The Seven Deadly Sins Sampler. Second Thursdays, 6:45-9 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. This week's discussion: Ethnic slurs and other derogatory terms. Second and fourth Saturdays, 9-11 p.m.
Colorado Springs Conservatory Events, Jazz Nite at CSC, 1430 N. Hancock Ave. Senior show and final project musical, Thurs., May 8, 7 p.m.
CC Students Honors Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. Top honors music students perform in a special event. Thurs., May 8, 7:30 p.m.
Pikes Peak Center Concerts, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, ticketswest.com. Wilco, Thurs., May 8, 8 p.m. America, Thurs., July 3, 7 p.m.
Battle of the Bands, Mesa Ridge High School, 6070 Mesa Ridge Pkwy., 391-3600. $5. Root for your favorite band tonight with performances by Take It to 88, Never Fade Away and more. Fri., May 9, 6 p.m.
Tiger Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. The group will perform jazz classics as well as pieces composed by the members themselves. Fri., May 9, 7:30 p.m.
Tracy Lawrence, Cowboys Night Club, 25 N. Tejon St., 596-1212. Hear the country legend sing favorites like "Find Out Who Your Friends Are." Sat., May 10.
A Concert of Balinese Music and Dance, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. CC students studying the music and dance of Bali will join with other Balinese musicians for a concert sponsored by the music department. Sat., May 10, 3 p.m.
Mozart & Friends III: An "Organ-ic" Mother's Day Concert, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Tejon St., 884-2110, csphilharmonic.org. With the accompaniment of the church organ, the Colorado Springs Philharmonic will perform Mozart's concerto. Sat., May 10, 8 p.m., and Sun., May 11, 2:30 p.m.
MDT as Elvis, Summit Elementary, 490 Meadow Park Dr., Divide, 687-1460, coloradoelvis.com. Donations accepted. Elvis tribute artist will perform to benefit the Little Chapel of the Hills Food Pantry. Sat., May 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Second Sunday Jazz Affair, Olympian Reception and Event Center, 975 S. Union Blvd., 685-9451. Featuring the talent of Eddie Jones & the Blue Jazz Company. Sponsored by the Pikes Peak Jazz and Swing Society. Sun., May 11, 2-5 p.m.
- Serenity Springs Wildlife Center Family Day Celebration, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa, 761- 1120, serentiyspringswildlife.org. $5-10. Meet big cats from the exotic animal preserve for a morning of educational programs. Adults-only dinner and dancing later. Sat., May 10, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
The Colorado College Collegium Musicum presents: "A Celebration of Renaissance Madrigals and Dances," CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. A spring concert featuring classics from English and Italian Renaissance pieces performed with era instruments. Sun., May 11, 3 p.m.
A Concert of Traditional Music and Dance of Zimbabwe, CC's Packard Hall, 5 W. Cache la Poudre St. 389-6607, coloradocollege.edu. Free. Join others to experience classic music and dance of Zimbabwe performed by the CC African music ensemble and guest artists. Tues., May 13, 7:30 p.m.
U.S. Air Force Academy Band, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., pikespeakcenter.com. Presenting a concert to celebrate Armed Forces Week. Tues., May 13, 7:30 p.m.
World Arena Concerts, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. Carrie Underwood, Tues., May 13, 7:30 p.m. Volunteer Jam: The Charlie Daniels Band, .38 Special and Shooter Jennings, Wed., May 28, 7:30 p.m.
Harrison High School Wind Symphony, 2755 Janitell Rd., 579-2382, harrisonpantherband.org. Free. For the final concert of the school year, the symphony will perform pieces from Brahms, Holst and more. Wed., May 14, 7 p.m.
Barbershop Harmony Society, Sand Creek High School, 7005 N. Carefree Circle Drive, 272-4390, atbchorus.com. $14-$17. Presenting "Ladies in Our Lives," with guest Sweet Adelines quartet, Impulse, and the America the Beautiful men's chorus. Sat., May 17, 2:30 and 7 p.m.
Friends House Concerts, P.O. Box 38943, 329-1644, house-concerts.org. Girlyman, Fri., June 29, 7:30 p.m.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Coronado High School, performed in the Holmes Middle School courtyard, 2455 Mesa Rd. $6-8, $16 for ticket and boxed dinner. A student production of the classic. Tues.-Thurs., May 8, 6 p.m. ,
HamletPolice or Syncronicity?, CC's Armstrong Theatre, 14 E. Cache la Poudre St., 389-6038, coloradocollege.edu. $2-5. An original adaptation of Shakespeare's Hamlet combined with the album by the Police. Tickets at the Worner Campus Information Desk. Thurs. -Sat., May 8-10, 7 p.m.
Comedian Josh Blue, Pikes Peak Center, 190 S. Cascade Ave., 520-SHOW, pikespeakcenter.org. Fri., May 9, 8 p.m.
Improv Colorado, Pikes Perk, 14 S. Tejon St. 635-1600, improvcolorado.wordpress.com. Free. Improv Colorado will debut with family-friendly comedy. Fri., May 9, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Incredible Circus MAT, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, themat.org. $8. Experience twirling, whirling, somersaulting, flipping, swinging, magic, juggling and more. Fri.-Sun., May 9-11.
Always ... Patsy Cline, Damon Runyon Theater, 611 N. Main St., Pueblo, 719/564-0579, runyontheater.org. $5. Presenting May 9-11. Dinner option, 6 p.m.; show, 7 p.m. Sunday matinee, 2 p.m.
No Common Ground, Louisa Performing Arts Center, 21 Broadmoor Ave., 471-9759, ormaodance.org. $8. The Ormao Senior and Junior Repertory present their modern dance choreography. Sat., May 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
School of Burlesque Performance, The Rocket Room, 230 Pueblo Ave., 447-4990, myspace.com/therocketroom, $5. Featuring Lola Spitfire School of Burlesque: Graduation Day, a performance by the students with special guest Pandora BellaRose. Sat., May 10, 9 p.m.
Underground Pub, 110 N. Nevada Ave., 578-7771. No cover. Featuring the local improv group Suburban Stage Monkeys. Wed., May 14, 9-10 p.m.
Cresson Dance Program Spring Concert, Cresson Elementary School, 412 N. C St., Cripple Creek, cressondance.org. See the Teller county dance school students perform. Tues., May 13, 2 p.m., and Wed., May 14, 7 p.m.
FAC Theatre, SaGaJi Theatre, 30 W. Dale St., 634-5583, csfineartscenter.org. $26-$31. Presenting Disney's 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.
A Midsummer Night's Dream, Butte Theater, 139 E. Bennett Ave., Cripple Creek, 719/689-6402, butteoperahouse.com. $9.75-$14.75. Thin Air Theatre Company presents Shakespeare's popular romantic comedy, through May 10. Thurs.-Sat., 7 p.m., and Sat.-Sun., 1 p.m.
World Arena Events, 3185 Venetucci Blvd., 477-2121, worldarena.com. The World Famous Lipizzaner Stallions, Sat., May 10, 2 and 7:30 p.m. WWE Smackdown and ECW, Tues., May 27, 7:45 p.m.
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, Venue 515, 515 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-4729, themat.org. $8. Birgitta Dupree and Colorado Springs Conservatory students present this production. Mon., May 12, 7 p.m.
Honesty Always Wins, Iron Springs Melodrama Theatre, 444 Ruxton Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5104. $9.50-$28.50. A musical-comedy melodrama and optional dinner with sing-a-long intermission, through Oct. 4, dinner at 6 p.m.; show at 8 p.m.
dance parties & workshops
Cha Cha Lessons, Springs Salsa and Dance Fitness, 2506 W. Colorado Ave., 520-1201, springssalsa.com. $49. Learn this versatile Latin dance in a four-week program. No partner necessary. Fridays, May 9-30, 7-8 p.m.
Saturday Night Dance, International Dance Club, 2422 Busch Ave., 633-0195, internationaldanceclub.org. $9. Featuring live big band, country, Latin and polka music. Music by Claude Wiatrowski's Tune Train. Sat., May 10, 7:30-11 p.m.
Country-Western Dance Party, The Carriage Stop, 2700 Robinson St., 598-8624, roncounts.com, $1-$5. Learn a variety of dances with licensed instructors. Singles and families welcome. No smoking or alcohol. Sat., May 10, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Instruction for new dancers, 7 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, then dance time. Waltz, fox trot, rumba, tango, salsa and cha-cha. Singles welcome, casual dress. No smoking or alcohol. Sat., May 17, instruction, 7 p.m.; dance, 7:30-9:30 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.
"Ladies' Night Out" Burlesque, Rock Your Yoga, 127 E. Bijou St., 661-4483, blendyourlife.com. $10. Join other women and try a little shake and shimmy to burlesque tunes. Fridays, 8-9:30 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.
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.
Swing in the Springs, VFW Hall, 430 Pikes Peak Ave., $6. Beginning swing lesson followed by dancing. Sundays, lesson 7:30 p.m.; dance 8 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.
Ballroom Dance Classes, Downtown YMCA, 207 N. Nevada Ave., Arthur: 634-3029, ppymca.org. Learn swing, salsa, tango, cha-cha, foxtrot, waltz and more. Open to members and non-members with all levels of dance experience. Registration on-going. Wednesdays, 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Yoga Booty Ballet, Motion Studies, 4460 N. Chestnut St., blendyourlife.com. $10. Try this new-school hybrid combining meditation, cardiovascular dance, ballet and yoga. Wednesdays, 7-8:15 p.m.
Top of the Hill Golf Classic, Broadmoor Golf Club, 1 Lake Ave. 632-3855, jlcsgolfclassic.com, $225. Golf and attend multiple celebrations. Proceeds benefit Junior League of Colorado Springs CARE Fair. Fri., May 9, 8 a.m.
Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd., 520-6387, adm.elpasoco.com/parks. Reservations required. Offering "Spring Night Hike," Fri., May 9, 7:30-9 p.m. "Touch the Earth: Live Llamas," Sat., May 10, 10-11:30 a.m.
Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain, Reservations: 520-6745. Offering "Spring Bird Count," a free program for birders to observe and record bird species. Sat., May 10, 7-11 a.m.
The Woodland Park Preservation Committee, History Park, 122 Laurel St., Woodland Park, 687-583, city-woodlandpark.org. Free, reservations required. The committee will lead hikes around the city every 15 minutes to build awareness of local historical landmarks and resources. Participants must be able to hike for 2 hours at 8,500 feet. Sat., May 10, starting at 1 p.m.
Alex Hoag Run for Sunshine 5K, Security Service Field (formerly Sky Sox Stadium), 4385 Tutt Blvd., 660-1346, alexhoagrun.org. Proceeds benefit the Proteus Syndrome Foundation. Sat., May 10, 8:30 a.m. A one-mile military run challenge, 8 a.m.
The Horticultural Art Society Open Gardens 2008, 475-0250. Tour local gardens from around the area and chat with local gardeners. Saturdays, May through August. First tour, Sat., May 10, 9 a.m. to noon.
Cycling Sundays, McCabe's Tavern, 520 S. Tejon St., email@example.com. Free. Join this community-style gathering for cyclists to talk bikes, watch races and socialize. Sundays, 1-4 p.m.
BMW Ultimate Drive for the Cure, Phil Windslow BMW, 730 N. Circle Dr., 473-1373, 578-5959, bmwusa.com. Join Susan G. Komen Foundation to test drive BMWs, donating $1 per mile driven. Thurs., May 8, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
"Tea & Two," CC's Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, 303/285-2960, wfco.org. $45. Get a sneak peek at the new building during this high tea and concert sponsored by the Women's Foundation of Colorado. Thurs., May 8, 3-5 p.m.
20th Anniversary Celebration, Johannes Hunter Jewelers, 124 N. Tejon St., 633-8982, johanneshunter.com. To celebrate, the store will host exclusive showings from international designers Sakamoto, Kurt Gutman and Jorg-Heinz Collections. Fri., May 9, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and Sat., May 10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Serenity Springs Wildlife Center Family Day Celebration, Colorado Springs City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa, 761-1120, serentiyspringswildlife.org. $5-10. Meet big cats from the exotic animal preserve for a morning of educational programs. Adults-only dinner and dancing later. Sat., May 10, 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Seventh annual Plant Sale, American Legion Post 39, 634 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 633-9248. Free. Sponsored by the Manitou Springs Garden Club, the sale will offer a large selection of herbs, annuals and perennials with door prizes and a White Elephant Sale. Sat., May 10, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Greccio Housing Annual Yard Sale, Greccio Office, 1808 W. Colorado Ave., 475-1422 ext. 17. The yard sale will benefit scholarships for the Life Long Learning educational awards. Items may be dropped off at the office. Sat., May 10, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
15th annual Hummingbird Festival, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Cañon Road, 385-6086. Free. Join others for a day of live animal demonstrations, plant sale, refreshments family fun and more to celebrate the springtime return of the hummingbirds. Sat., May 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Rocket Building and Launching, Weisbod Aircraft Museum, 31001 Magnuson Ave., Pueblo, 719/671-2407. $9. Build your own rocket at the museum, and then launch it at the Hudson Ranch. Rocket building, May 10; Launch, May 17, 9 a.m.
The "World Famous" Lipizzaner Stallions, Events Center, 1001 Buelah Ave., Pueblo. 720/520-9090, 719/404-2071, lipizzaner.com. $14.50-27.50. See the horses in their 38th year of performing around the world. Sun., May 11, 2 and 6 p.m.
Livestrong Day 2008, Boulder Park, 1400 E. Boulder St., 444-CARE, livestrong.org. $5. The Lance Armstrong Foundation's one-day initiative comes to town with a walk around the park, cancer prevention booths and more. Proceeds benefit the Circle of Hope fund for cancer survivors. Tues., May 13, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Pueblo Livestrong Day: Honoring Cancer Survivors, Dorcy Cancer Center, 2004 Lake Ave., Pueblo. 719/557-4548, livestrong.org. Hear the testimonies of cancer patients, caregivers, physicians and nurses. Thurs., May 13, 1-3:30 p.m.
PPWFC Career Fair, Norris Penrose Event Center, 1045 W. Rio Grande St., 667-3730, ppwfc.org. Free. The Pikes Peak Workforce Center invites you to meet employers including the City of Colorado Springs, Add Staff, The Broadmoor and more. Tues., May 13, 1-5 p.m.
Red Ribbon Ball with Roseanne Barr, Colorado Springs Marriott, 5580 Tech Center Drive, 578-9092, s-cap.org. $125-$150. Enjoy the talent of comedy icon Roseanne Barr and stay for live music and dancing. Proceeds benefit Southern Colorado AIDS Project. Fri., May 16, 6 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
Barnes & Noble Book Events, 1565 Briargate Blvd., 266-9945. Free. Presenting costume character Curious George at storytime with an activity and snack. Cameras welcome. Fri.-Sat, May 9-10, 10:30 a.m.
Youth Zone Workshops, Pikes Peak Workforce Center, 2306 E. Pikes Peak Ave., 667-3700, ppwfc.org. Free. "Rsums and Interviewing," Mon., May 12 or 28, 4:30-6 p.m.
Parent Lecture Series: Title I Students, Bristol Elementary School, 890 N. Walnut St., RSVP: 328-4038. Dinner will be served. May 12.
"Tarantulas and other Creepy Crawlies," Pikes Peak Library District, 531-6333, ppld.org. Free. Start the 2008 Summer Reading Program with bug stories and activities. Monument Branch, Sat., May 10, 1:30 p.m. Old Colorado City Branch, Tues., May 13, 6:30 p.m.
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.
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 multicultural sing-along for families with children 0-3 years old. Tuesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Bear Creek Nature Explorers: Musical Messages of Birds, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd., 520-6387, adm.elpasoco.com/parks. $3, reservations required. Children 4-5 offered a program about bird songs with crafts, puppets and a hike. Thurs,. May 15, 10-11:15 a.m. or 1-2:15 p.m.
Bear Creek and Fountain Creek Nature Centers are looking for volunteers for children's programs, and to help visitors and set up for special events. Next training session, Sat., May 10, 1-3:30 p.m. at the Fountain Creek Nature Center, 320 Pepper Grass Lane, Fountain. Call 520-6388 by May 9.
The Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center is seeking volunteers to assist riders with disabilities at weekly sessions. Previous experience not required. Must be 14 or older. Call 495-3908 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more. Volunteer orientation Sat., May 10, 10 a.m. to noon.
Play it Again Sports is seeking new or used sports and fitness equipment to sell on behalf of the Southern Colorado AIDS Project (S-CAP). Drop donations at 5338 Montebello Lane or 1033 N. Academy Blvd. Call S-CAP at 578-9092 for more.
DVDs4Vets is seeking the donation of DVDs for veterans who cannot easily obtain them. The program has arranged the donation for over 25,000 DVDs in the past year. Call 914/835-3673 or visit dvds4vets.org for more.
Connecting America's Military Families is seeking monetary donations to help provide free Internet access to connect military servicemembers with their families. Call 303/838-6895 or visit connectingmilitaryfamilies.net for information.
Pikes Peak Library District is seeking volunteer tutors to begin training in May. Training sessions will be held Thursdays through May 29, 5:30-9 p.m. at Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Call 531-6333 ext. 2223 for more.
Business of Art Center is seeking volunteers to help with the gallery, gift shop, espresso bar and special events. Call 685-18661 ext. 10 or visit thebac.org for more.
- Smokebrush Gallery, 218 W. Colorado Ave., 444-1012, smokebrush.org. Open Mon.-Fri., noon-5 p.m. Featuring An Evening of Classical Indian Dance, a performance of classical Indian trained dancers and musicians. $10. Sat., May 10, 6:30-8 p.m. Featuring Laura BenAmots X 3, three collections of erotic artwork, and Misreading the Signs, drawings by Bill Amundson, through May 23.
St. Francis Medical Center at Woodmen Road and Powers Boulevard is accepting applications for volunteers in a variety of departments. Orientation and department-specific training is provided. Call 776-5677 or e-mail email@example.com for more.
Lions Clubs are seeking donations of used prescription eyeglasses and hearing aids. They'll be refurbished and donated to those in need worldwide. Children's eyewear is especially needed. Donations can be dropped during daytime hours at any neighborhood fire station of the Fire Department Complex at 375 Printers Pkwy.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
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.
REACT (Radio Emergency Associated Communication Teams) is seeking new volunteers to assist in emergencies by furnishing radio communication in cooperation with authorities and other organizations. Call 440-1933 or visit elpasocountyreact.org for more.
Pacific Intercultural Exchange is seeking host families in El Paso County for English-speaking exchange students ages 15-18. PIE works to match students with families who have similar interests and lifestyles. To learn more, call 866/546-1402.
Care and Share Food Bank is seeking organizations to lead food drives, host a speaker at their workplace or civic group and visit Care and Share for a tour. Call 296-8032 or visit careandshare.org for more.
Academic Foundation for International Cultural Exchange is looking for people to work as community representatives as well as host families for foreign exchange students. All students are ages 15-18 and speak English. Call Anne Ring at 866/462-3423 for more.
AFS-USA is looking for host families or students who wish to be part of foreign exchange programs. Call 800/AFS-INFO or visit afs.org for details.
ASSE International Student Exchange Programs is seeking local families to host ASSE students. All students are between 15-18 years old and speak English. Call 800/733-2773 for information.
Stitches from the Heart needs volunteers to knit, crochet or quilt blankets, sweaters and hats for babies in need. Items are donated to hospitals across the country. Patterns available. Yarn donations are also welcome. Call 866/472-6903 or visit stitchesfromtheheart.org for details.
Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) is looking for volunteers to become advocates for children in court as well as volunteers for the Supervised Exchange and Parenting Time Program. No legal experience is needed. Call 447-9898 ext. 1008 or visit casappr.org for more.
Black Forest Animal Sanctuary is seeking homes for 20 hounds from puppies to senior dogs to assist their terminally ill owner. For information on adoption or to make a donation, call 494-0158 or visit bfasfram.org
PEAK Parent Center is recruiting volunteers to help with general office support and answering telephones. Call 531-9400 or e-mail email@example.com for more.
Evercare Hospice and Palliative Care has an immediate need for administrative volunteers to work in its office at 5450 Tech Center Drive, #120, on a regular basis. Caring volunteers also are needed to visit patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families. Call 265-1109 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 800/287-9252 or visit girlscoutsofcolorado.org for more.
Silver Key Senior Services urgently needs food donations. The Silver Key food pantry is almost empty and many seniors on fixed incomes rely on it when needs like rent and medication limit their ability to afford groceries. Non-perishable food items can be dropped off at Silver Key, 2250 Bott Ave. Call 884-2300 for more.
Pikes Peak Therapeutic Riding Center needs volunteers ages 14 and older to assist riders with disabilities during riding lessons. Training is provided and experience with horses is not required, but helpful. Call 495-3908 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more.
Rocky Mountain Field Institute is looking for volunteer crew leaders to correct erosion and trail damage in the Garden of the Gods. Training will be provided. Workdays are scheduled for April and May. Call 471-7736 or visit rmfi.org for more.
World Heritage is seeking families, couples or single parents who are adventurous, fun-loving and responsible to host a foreign exchange high-school student for the 2008-2009 school year. Call Jose at 800/888-9040 or visit world-heritage.org for more.
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 businesses, organizations and neighborhood groups that want to grow community gardens. A bi-weekly consultation and free seeds will get you started. Call 651-3416 or visit ppugardens.org 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.
Out of Town
art galleries & events
Chicano Humanities & Arts Council Gallery, 772 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/571-0440, chacweb.org. Presenting Return of the Corn Mothers: A 30 Year Celebration of CHAC, an anniversary art show with works by feminist artists and photographers, thrhough May 31.
Denver Art Museum, 100 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy., Denver, 720/865-5000, denverartmuseum.org. Featuring Inspiring Impressionism, masterpieces by Manet, Degas, Monet, Renoir and others, through May 25.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. Featuring Extreme Ice, photography of the world's glaciers by James Balog, through November.
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 through June 8.
Translations Gallery, 773 Sante Fe Dr., Denver, 303/629-0713. Featuring Ordinary Alchemy, works by Cassandra Tondro and Christina Yocca, through June 14. Opening Fri., May 9, 5-8 p.m.
Radius Gallery, Lakewood Heritage Center, 801 S. Yarrow St., Lakewood, 303/987-7850, lakewood.org. Featuring Parallel Pathways, a retrospective of the lifetime work of ceramists Rodger Land and Mark Zamantakis, through May 30.
Sandra Phillips Gallery, 744 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, 303/573-5969, thesandraphilipsgallery.com. Featuring Spring Passage, paintings by Hugh Daily, Lindsey Wells and Carole Pryharska, through May 10.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. $4.95-$7.95, kids 2 and under free. Featuring Visions of the Boreal Forest, a fine art exhibit, through May 18. The Art of Robert Bateman, works by the internationally renowned wildlife artist, through June 1.
film & video
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $4-$8, Presenting Astronaut in the Gates Planetarium, and The Alps and The Living Sea on the IMAX screen, through June 12.
The Wildlife Experience, 10035 S. Peoria St., Parker, 720/488-3300, thewildlifeexperience.org. Showing the film Australia: Land Beyond Time through August.
Mercury Caf, 2199 California St., Denver, 303/294-9258, mercurycafe.com. $8. Presenting jazz music and dance with Atomic Pablo, May 11. The David Booker Swingtet, May 18. Dressed in Black, May 25.
recreation & learning
Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St., Denver, 720/865-3500, botanicgardens.org. Featuring Urban Nature, through Nov. 30. Plant Sale, Fri., May 9, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat., May 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. "Mother's Day Lunch in the Gardens", a picnic opportunity with food vendors, live music and a beautiful setting. Sun., May 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Denver Museum of Nature and Science, 2001 Colorado Blvd., 303/322-7009. $10-$20. Featuring Gold, an exhibit of over 600 geologic and cultural specimens, through June 8.
Governor's Residence at Boettcher Mansion, 400 E. 8th Ave., Denver, 303/866-3682. Free. School groups are invited to tour the historic mansion. Each tour is 35-40 minutes long. Tues., May 13, 20, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Denver Zoo, 2300 Steele St., Denver, 303/376-6720, yearofthefrog.org. Celebrating "Flying Wild," a celebration of birds returning to the zoo from their southern homes. Sat., May 10, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. "Mothers of the Wild Kind," a chance to meet the newest babies and mothers in the zoo. Sun., May 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mountain Park Environmental Center Events, 9167 Mountain Park Road, Beulah, 719/485-4444, hikeandlearn.org. $5, members free. "Wildflower Hike," May 10. "Horseshoe Lodge Open House," May 10. "Full Moon Hike," May 17. "Evening Nature Talk; Solar Roast," May 22. "Nature Toddlers," May 23.
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 Jamestown colonists, through May 11.
Buntport Theater, 717 Lipan St., Denver. 720/946-1388, buntport.com. Featuring McGuinn & Murry, a two-man period comedy with the talent of The Hoagies, through May 31. Opening night, Thurs., May 8.
Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., Arvada, 720/898-7200, arvadacenter.org. Featuring House of Blue Leaves through May 11. Altar Boyz through June 15. Buddy...The Buddy Holly Story, July 5 to Aug. 10.
The Festival Playhouse, 5665 Olde Wadsworth Blvd. 303/422-4090, festivalplayhouse.com. Featuring Squabbles through May 11.
Avenue Theater, 417 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/321-5925, avenuetheater.com. $18-$22. Featuring Almost Denver: The Songs and Failures of Jim Aurora through June 15.
Comedy Works, 1226 15th St., Denver, 303/595-3637, comedyworks.com. Presenting Jake Johannsen, May 8-10. Harland Williams, May 16-17. JB Smoove, May 22-25. Doug Benson, May 28-31.
The Dairy Center for the Arts, 2590 Walnut St., Boulder, 303/444-7328, thedairy.org. $15-$18. Presenting The Death and Resurrection of Carl Verplank through May 10.
Denver Center for Performing Arts, 1101 13th St., Denver, 303/893-4000, denvercenter.org. Presenting A Chorus Line through May 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 Crimes of the Heart, a Pulitzer Prize-winning drama about three sisters in Mississippi, through May 24.
Ellie Caulkins Opera House, 950 13th St., Denver, 303/468-2030, operacolorado.org. Presenting Avenue Q, $20, Sept. 9-21.
Heritage Square Music Hall Children's Theatre, 18301 W. Colfax D-103, Golden, 303/279-7800, hsmusichall.com. $5-$6. Presenting Snow White and the Seven Dwarves through Aug. 9. Hansel and Gretel, Aug. 16 to Nov. 15. Saturdays, 1:30 p.m.
John Hand Theater, 7653 E. First Place, Denver, 303/562-3232, firehousetheatercompany.com. $10-$17. The Firehouse Theater Company presents Arcadia, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter Tom Stoppard, through May 17.
Lakewood Cultural Center, 470 S. Allison Pkwy., Lakewood, 303/987-7845, lakewood.org. $18-$24. Presenting Kiss Me Kate, May 9-18.
New Aurora Fox Studio Theater, 9900 E. Colfax, Aurora, 303/364-9998, nextstagedenver.com. $15-$20. Presenting Falsettos, a quirky musical that follows the exploits of neurotic and bisexual Marvin, through May 10.
Vintage Theatre, 2119 E. 17th Ave., Denver, 303/839-1361, vintagetheatre.com. $17-$22. Presenting The Boys Next Door through 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.