Travel consultant and nature photographer Tom Damon presents Trekking in the Shadow of the Andes, a free slideshow lecture about trekking along the spine of South America, at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon St. Thurs., Oct. 24, 8 p.m. Call 633-0732.
Retirement Planning, two seminars covering basic retirement planning, offered by Pinnacle Financial Concepts, Inc. at the Colorado Springs Country Club on Fri., Oct. 25, 5:30-7:30 p.m. $25, includes dinner. Call 260-9800 for reservations.
Ron Forthofer, Green Party gubernatorial candidate speaking with Sunny Maynard, candidate for Attorney General, at the Colorado College's Worner Center, NW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. 389-6607. Fri., Oct. 25, 7 p.m.
First Anniversary of the USA Patriot Act, public education forum with panel at the East Library Information Center Mtg. Room, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Sat., Oct. 26, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Call 632-6189.
Rod Hemsell offering a series of lectures on Integral Yoga and Vedanta at The Sri Aurobindo Learning Center, 5290 Coneflower Ln. Sundays, Oct. 27 through Nov. 17, 4-6 p.m. For more, call 591-6527.
Colorado Mountain Men at the Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Take a step back in time with Colonel Robert Emmons, Jr., as he paints an authentic and exciting mural of the life of a mountain man in Colo., circa 1803. Best for ages 10 to adult. Reservations required, call 578-6146. Sun., Oct. 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Summerland-Crossing Over, an Open Forum on ancient Wiccan traditions. Celebration New Age Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Mon., Oct. 28, 7 p.m. 634-1855.
Retirement Investing in Troubled Times by Bob Macdonald, at the Pillar Institute, 30 E. Rio Grande. Mon., Oct. 28, 9 a.m. to noon. $21. Reservations, 633-4991.
Finnish Landscapes and Light, a lecture by architect Raili Pietila at Colorado College's Slocom Commons, NW corner of Nevada and Cache La Poudre. Free. Tues., Oct. 29, 7:30 p.m.
Colorado Archaeological Society PAAC class on "Lithics description and analysis." Fri.-Sun., Nov. 1-3. Call 598-6739 for details.
Teacher Workshops presented by The Kennedy Center Imagination Celebration throughout Oct. and Nov., for information and reservations, call 597-3344.
Snakes and Snake Stories, join naturalist Richard Holliday as he lectures on prairie rattle snakes at the Garden of the Gods Visitors Center Theater. Free. Sun., Nov. 3, 2-3 p.m. Call 219-0108.
Highpoint Adventures presented by Diane and Charlie Winger at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon. Learn about this couple's extremely varied quest of the high points of the U.S., from Lakewood Park, Florida (345 feet), to the tip-top of Denali, Alaska. Thurs., Nov. 7, 8 p.m.
Print the Legend: Photography and the 19th-Century West, a lecture by Amherst College professor Martha Sandweiss at Colorado College's Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall, 389-6607. Thurs., Nov. 7, 7 p.m.
John Fielder, Colorado's premier nature photographer, is the guest speaker at the Sierra Club's meeting at the First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Free slide show presentation. Tues., Nov. 12, 7 p.m. Call 685-9147.
Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts in Palmer lake is taking registrations for classes in drawing, sculpture, ballet and "The Artists Way." Registration information can be found at
www.trilakesarts.com. Call 481-8262.
Circle of Simplicity Study Circles forming based on Cecile Andrews book, The Circle of Simplicity. Friday evenings in Manitou Springs. Call 685-3157 or e-mail