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Affirmative Action: "Inclusion Confusion," East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. A live televised debate with State Sen. Ed Jones, State Sen. Peter Groff, Urban League CEO Deborah Wilson, School District 11 Board Member Delia Busby. Wed., Sept. 24 from 7-8:30 p.m.

Hi-tech Employment Outlook panel discussion. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free with RSVP, $10 at door. Local experts from Robert Half Technologies, the Pikes Peak Work Force Center and Colorado Career Consultants will discuss hi-tech employment outlook and share job hunting insights. Tues., Sept. 23, 5:30-7:45 p.m. For more information and to RSVP, visit www.csaip.org.

Historic Architecture of Colorado Springs, Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, 215 South Tejon St. Free. Tim Scanlon will be present a slide-illustrated discussion on the historic buildings of Colorado Springs. Sat., Sept. 20, 2 p.m. Reservations required; call 385-5990 by Thursday, September 18.

Identification and Preservation of 19th and 20th Century Family Photographs, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Bring photographs to this workshop and learn how to identify different photographic processes, ways to date photos and preservation basics. Sponsored by PPLD Special Collections and the Pikes Peak Genealogical Society. Sat., Sept. 27, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Reservations required; call 531-6333, x2253.

Xeriscaping, Ruth Holley Branch Library, 923 N. Murray Blvd. Free. LuAnn Weems will discuss xeriscaping, favorite xeric plants, and have fact sheets available. Sat., Sept. 27, 11 a.m.

Sacred Approach to the Tarot. Free Open Forum at Celebration New Age Store. 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Learn how to prepare your Tarot deck, and make sacred the setting and procedure, so that your questions about life on earth bring answers from the Divine. With Laura of Celebration. Mon., Sept. 22, 7 p.m. For more, call 634-1855.

The Fire Paradox, Catamount Biological Field Station west of Woodland Park, $60 includes lunch. Spend a day with field biologist Peter Marchand to learn more about his research into the restoration of natural processes to our forests, and his investigations into the effects of forest thinning on our mountain ecosystems. Sat., Sept. 27, 9 a.m. 3 p.m. For reservations, more information and directions, call 471-0910 or e-mail walker@catamountinstitute.org

Korean language and cultural classes, Springs Korean School, 3725 Drennan Rd. For second generation Koreans and other interested parties. Preregister at various locations or at the school. For more information, call 550-2989.

Gardening in the Pikes Peak region fall series, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $5 individual classes, $25 for all 6 classes. To register, call 636-8923. Planting for Dry Shade, Tues., Sept. 23, 2 p.m. or Thurs., Sept. 25, 6:30 p.m.

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