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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.

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.

Acting Class, Fusion Pointe, 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.

American Indian Sacred Places & Objects, a lecture at the Pioneers Museum by Dr. Andrew Gulliford, 215 S. Tejon St. Sat., Feb. 15, 2-3 p.m. Reservations, 385-5990.

Laurie Olin, a distinguished landscape architect, will lecture on 30 years of the practice of landscape architecture in America and Europe, at Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade & Cache La Poudre. Free. Tues., Feb. 18, 7:30 p.m.

Creating a Fund-Raising Plan, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Workshop will provide an overview of the essential elements of a successful fund-raising plan, from policies and procedures to solicitation strategies. Session will be led by Sheila C. Ferguson, who has more than 10 years of success in raising money for nonprofits. Free. Tues., Feb. 18, 7:30 to 9 a.m. 531-6333, x1202.

Oldies but Goodies: The History of Rock n'Roll by KSPZ's Johnnie Huston at Maxie's at the Doubletree Hotel. Learn about the evolution of rock as a social phenomenon. $16. Tues., Feb. 18, 7-9 p.m. Registration required, 633-4991.

Excavations at Oedenburg, a Gallo-Roman Site in France will be presented by certified avocational archaeologist Phil Williams, at the Colorado Springs Falcon Police Station, 7850 Goddard. Tues., Feb. 18, 7 p.m. 633-2591.

Rainbow Eagle, Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. Rainbow Eagle will be talking about the Maya-Inca-Aztec teaching: When the Condor Flies with the Eagle. Love Offering. Sun., Feb. 23, 6:30 p.m.

Parenting with Love and Logic, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Dr. Do you ever wonder why trips to the store are so stressful? Or, how you can get your teen to do his/her chores? This class will help you to answer these questions plus you will learn rules for giving choices, the art of enforceable statements, and how to avoid power struggles. $50 per family. Mon., Feb. 24 - Mon., March 31, 7-9 p.m. For more, call 596-6894.

The Wisdom of Gandhi, Community for Spiritual Living, 3685 Jeannine Dr. 5 week course highlights Mahatma Gandhi's spiritual practice to make non-violence a force in everyday life. $75. Wed., Feb. 26 - Wed., March 26, 7-9 p.m. For more call 596-6894.

Does Faith Have a Future? Author and consultant Jay Gary will speak at Colorado College's Gaylord Hall, Worner Student Center, NW corner of Cascade & Cache La Poudre. Free. Thurs., Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m.

Ancient Denvers: Geology of the Front Range will explain the geological curiosities of our area, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Free. Sat., Feb. 22, 1-2 p.m. Reservations, 520-6387.

Ride the White at Mountain Chalet, 226 N. Tejon. Ski adventurer, author and publisher, Brian Litz will discuss his adventures in the Colorado backcountry, Canada and Japan. Free. Thurs., March 6, 8 p.m. 633-0732.

Energy & Consciousness Night at the Organic Earth Caf, 124 Manitou Ave. Manitou. A forum on the nature of energy & consciousness followed by a relevant film. Wednesdays, 8 p.m. 685-0986.

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