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Acting Class, Fusion Point, 2228 W. Pikes Peak. Class focuses on cold readings, audition technique and monologue selection. Thurs., 6:30-9 p.m. $60 for four classes. 262-9078.

The History of U.C.C.S. by Dr. Joseph Petta. Learn who, what, when, why and how from one of UCCS's founders. Mon., Feb. 3, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $16. Registration Required, 633-4991.

Refugees in the United States a lecture by Anne Kidd. What is the history of our refugee policy and what kinds of programs do we have in place? $16 Tues., Feb. 4, 9:30-11:30 am. Registration Required, 633-4991.

In Pursuit of Goals, a workshop on motivation and goal-setting in the conference room at Pikes Peak National Bank, 2401 W. Colorado Ave. $79. Wed., Feb. 5, 8:30 a.m. To register, contact Karen Lundstrom at 685-5644.

Furniture Refinishing 101 by Dave McIntosh of The Antique Mall. Course is designed to answer the questions: "When do I refinish?" and "How?" Wed., Feb. 5 & 12, 10 a.m. -noon. $32. Registration Required, 633-4991.

9to5, National Association of Working Women presents a forum on workplace discrimination and sexual harassment, at the Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Wed., Feb. 5, 6-8 p.m. Registration, 800/522-0925.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak Region, a 10-part series, will be held at the Sand Creek Library, 1821 South Academy Blvd. $5-$40. Tuesdays, 2-4 p.m., beginning Feb. 4, or Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., beginning Feb. 6. Reservations, 636-8923.

Alpine Climbing in Patagonia and Tibet at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon. Chat with Jared Ogden as he shares slides and stories of his experiences traveling through the high peaks of Tibet and South America. Free. Thurs., Feb. 6. 8 p.m. 633-0732.

The Night Sky for Beginners, an indoor and outdoor presentation on the patterns and locations of stars, Fountain Creek Nature Center, 2002 Creek Crossing. Free. Fri., Feb. 7, 7-8 p.m. Reservations, 520-6745.

First Wednesday History Club, Monument Branch Library 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. The topic for discussion is the Civil War, participants are asked to read a book of their choice that pertains to the era. Wed., Feb. 5. 1-3 p.m. For more call 488-2370.

Self Defense Class offered by Memorial Hospital, covers personal safety strategies, 1400 N. Boulder. Wednesday evenings beginning Feb. 5. $35. Registration, 444-CARE.

Investment Tools at Your Library, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade. Learn how to research company information and follow company or mutual fund performance. Sources will include Value Line and Morningstar, subscription databases on the library's web site, and other Internet sites. Thurs., Feb. 6, 8:30 a.m. For more call 531-6333, x2308.

Sensational Sitters, a workshop offered by Memorial Hospital for teenagers aged 11-15 to learn good babysitting skills, at Memorial Hospital, 1400 E. Boulder. $25. Sat., Feb. 8, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Registration, 444-CARE.

Symbols in the Tarot, Open Forum at Celebration New Age Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Taught by Laura Westfall. Explore the meanings of individual divination cards. Free. Mon., Feb. 10, 7 p.m. 634-1855.

Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend: learn the history and lore of diamonds, diamond formation, sources, mining, cutting grading, and recognizing fakes. $24. Fri., Feb. 14, 1-4 p.m. Registration required, call PILLAR 633-4991.

Wicca 101, Celebration Community room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. Earth Spirit Pagans presents an introduction to the basics of practicing Wicca. $10 per class $50 for course. Sundays from Feb. 23 through March, 5-7 p.m. Pre-registration required, 800-731-2650.

District-11 Community Ed offers classes in: dancing, yoga or pilates, foreign languages, cooking, history, gardening, painting, decorating, computers, and more. Classes for adults and children are held in several D-11 locations. You do not have reside inside D-11 boundaries to enroll. Registration is open now, most courses start in Feb. Call 520-2384 for more.

Rabbi Irvin S. Ehrlich, founding Rabbi of Temple Beit Torah will speak on The Book of Jonah at the Benet Hill Center, 2555 N. Chelton Rd. $10 (includes a noon mea). Fri., Feb. 14, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 473-6184.

Memory: "What were we talking about again? by Dr. Lori James. Is it normal aging process or Alzheimers? Mon., Feb. 10, 9:30-11:30 a.m. $16 Registration required, 633-4991.

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