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George A. Akerlof, Co-recipient of the 2001 Nobel Prize in economics will speak on economics and identity in Colorado College's Gates Common Room in Palmer Hall. Free. Thurs. March 27, 7:30 p.m. For more call 389-6265.

Robert Jackson, Boston University professor of political science, will discuss Religion, the State, and War in Colorado College's Gates Common Room, 3rd floor of Palmer Hall. Free. Mon. March 31, 7:30 p.m.

Pikes Peak Sustainable Business Network Luncheon will feature Hillary Mizia of New Belgium Brewing Co. and Ken Hamm of Holcim Inc. will discuss how sustainability is incorporated in their work. Carnegie Room of Penrose Library, 20 N. Cascade. $15-$20. Wed., April 2, 11:30 a.m. 1 p.m. 471-0910.

Colorado's Colorful Geology, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah. Join Vince Matthews of the Colorado Geological Society in taking a close look at the state s famous landscapes. Free. Thurs., April 3, 7 p.m. For more, call 719/485-4444.

Folklore of Wild Birds, an illustrated presentation with stories about their powers, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Sat., April 5, 1-2 p.m. Reservations, 520-6387.

Nurturing Your Adolescent, Pikes Peak Community College, Downtown Studio Campus, 100 W. Pikes Peak Ave, room 209. A 9-hour class exploring current research about the development of teens' brains and techniques in expectations, family rules, praise, and power and control. Mondays, March 31, April 7 & 14, 6 -9 p.m. Call 527-6079.

Creating a Legacy Book for Your Child by Anne Kidd. In the first session you will receive information, the second is a hands-on class that will include additional support persons with experience in putting this project together. $32. Mon. April 7, 9:30-11a.m. and Mon., April 28, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. (bring a bag lunch). Call PILLAR at 633-4991 for reservations, location and further information.

The World of Weather Forecasting, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah Join Bill Fortune of the National Oceanographic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) as he discusses the challenges of forecasting Colorado's ever-changing weather. Free. Thurs., April 10, 7 p.m. For more, call 719/485-4444.

Natural History of Chocolate, from 3000 years ago, to its use as a medicine and aphrodisiac, to today's chocolate bunnies, Bear Creek Nature Center, 245 Bear Creek Road. Sat., April 19, 11a.m. -Noon. $3. Reservations, 520-6387.

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