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Arno Rafael Minkkinen, an internationally recognized photographer, will give a public lecture and slide presentation in Colorado College's Packard Hall, SW corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Thurs., Feb. 20, 7:30 p.m.

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. www.rainboweagle.com

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.

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.

Sex Crimes and Murder by Bob Russel, an in-depth look at some of the local sex crimes of recent history, plus the secret life of Ted Bundy. Guest speakers from law enforcement, a local prosecutor and a forensic psychologist. Mondays March 3,10 & 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m. $48 Call PILLAR at 633-4991 for reservation, location and more.

US Coast Guard Auxiliary Boating Safely Class: Review, update, or learn new boating information and skills. $15. Call, or e-mail flotilla1@lycos.com, for information on the next class, 632-8129 or 391-2181.

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

Sales Tax Class: Colorado Department of Revenue's Taxpayer Service Division will conduct a class for businesses in the conference room of the Regional Taxpayer Service Center, at the Market Center Shopping Center, 4420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Covers sales tax licenses, forms preparation, taxability of items and state-collected local sales taxes, includes an information packet and a question-and-answer session. Free. Thurs., March 6, 2:30 p.m. 594-8706.

Intimacy: The Search for Significance, a workshop with author Rich Hurst, in the Woodmen Valley Chapel, 477 Woodmen Rd. Sat., March 8, 8:30 a.m. -3 p.m. 599-8652 ext. 164 or www.woodmenvalley.org.

Women Activists for Indian Rights: PPCC Rampart Range Campus, room W-101, 11195 Highway 83 Kathy Sturdevant, PPCC History faculty and department chair, will present how women activists of both Native American and Caucasian backgrounds have taken leadership roles on behalf of Native American rights. Free. Mon., March 10, 5:30 p.m.

Are Women Persons?: PPCC Centennial Campus Atrium, 5675 South Academy Blvd. Kathy Sturdevant, PPCC History faculty and department chair, will describe how the antislavery and women's rights movements originated and developed together in the middle to late 1800's. Free. Tues., March 11, 11:30 a.m. 540-7106.

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.

Living Health Series at the Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Forum on ancient and modern health practices hosted by the founder of Organic Earth Caf. Thursdays, 7-8 p.m. 685-0986.

Literary EventsBarbara Samuel will appear for a discussion and signing of her book A Piece Of Heaven. Borders Books & Music, 1710 Briargate Blvd. Thurs., Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

Major Jackson, poet and nominee for a National Book Critics Circle award, will read from his work. UCCS Breckenridge Rm. 5101, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Fri., Feb. 21, 4:30 p.m. For more, call 262-4035.

Paula Huntley will read and sign The Hemingway Book Club of Kosovo, Monday, Feb. 24, 5:30 p.m., The Chinook Bookshop, 210 North Tejon St.

Gus Lee will read and sign his Chasing Hepburn at the Chinook Bookshop, 210 N. Tejon St. Free. Sun., Feb. 23, 1 p.m. 635-1195.

Kent Nelson will read from his work in the McHugh Commons, located in Colorado College's Western Ridge Complex at 920 N. Cascade. Wed., March 5, 8 p.m. 389-6853.

Poetry Open Mikes: On Sundays at Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave., 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. 685-0986. Every second Wednesday of the month at Utopia Caf, 117 E. Bijou St., 633-1080. Every third Tuesday of the month at Jack Quinn's, 21 S. Tejon St., 385-0766. All start at 8 p.m.


literary announcements

Front Range Fiction Writers, Sand Creek Police Station, 4125 Center Park Dr. A non-profit group for fiction writers focusing on novel writing meets the 3rd Friday of every month from 6:30-9pm for networking, exercises and programs. Fri., Feb. 21, 6:30-9 p.m. For more, call 719-332-9442.

Nature Writing Workshop, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd, Beulah. More of an informal gathering than an instructional workshop for anyone interested in writing about Nature - poetry, journaling, field sketching, prose, articles. Dress in layers and be ready for the chilly weather. Bring a sack lunch. $12. Sat., March 1, 10 a.m. 2 p.m. 719/485-4444.

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