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Handmade Books and Cards Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Drive, Monument. Create an original handmade greeting card and learn construction methods for making an accordion book. Sun., Oct. 5, 2-4 p.m. Class limited to 30 participants; make a reservation by calling 488-0621.

Master Gardener Training Program through Colorado State University Cooperative Extension. Applications available at El Paso County CSU Extension, 305 S. Union Blvd., or call 636-8923 and leave your name and address. Deadline for applications is Fri., Oct. 17.

Self, Tao and the Golden Light, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. $5-$8. C.G. Jung Society presents Steven H. Wong, MA, Jungian psychotherapist, filmmaker and author. Fri., Oct. 3, 7 p.m.

Modern and Fossil Forests: The Link to China, Colorado College Tutt Science Center, Rm. 122. Free. Many modern trees and forests of China are similar to those that inhabited western north America 35-15 million years ago. Lecture by Dr. Herb Meyer, paleontologist. Tues., Oct. 7, 7 p .m. For more, call 719/748-5010.

Nature Photography Workshop, Starsmore Discovery Center, Starsmore Discovery Center, 2120 S. Cheyenne Blvd. Capture the beauty of fall in North Cheyenne Caon. Sponsored by the Cheyenne Heritage Center and School District 12. Sat., Oct. 11, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.. Call 475-6100 to register.

Spin Straw into Gold with the "Tarot of Transformation". Free Open Forum at Celebration New Age Store. 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Mystical author Jasmin Cori in her first Colorado Springs appearance introduces her new tarot deck, published nationally by Red Wheel/Weiser. Beautiful and compassionate, it shows how to deal with hardships and life challenges so they strengthen you and make you wise. Free Drawing and Book Signing follow. Mon., Oct. 6, 7-9 p.m. For more, call 634-1855.

Using Planned Giving Techniques to Realize Major Gifts, Junior Achievement Office, One Education Way. Audio conference hosted by The Southern Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals and Junior Achievement. Bring a brown bag lunch. Tues., Oct. 7, 10:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. For information, or reservations call Rebecca at 540-8000.

Living Health/ Living Wealth Seminar, Organic Earth Caf, 1124 Manitou Ave. Free. By Jamie "Trueheart" McGaughran. Tuesdays, 8-9:30 p.m.

Telecommunications Forum: The Economics of Network Security, City Administration Building, 30 S. Nevada Ave., Fri., Oct. 10. For information on participating or attending, contact Brian Newman at 598-0341 or visit

Tibetan Photo Project slide show, various locations. $5 donation; profits benefit Tibetan causes. photos of Drepung monastery presented by Joe Mickey. Tues., Oct. 14, 7 p.m. (UCCS University Center room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy.), Wed., Oct. 15, 7 p.m. (All Souls Church, 730 N. Tejon St.), Thurs., Oct. 16, 7 p.m. and Sat., Oct. 18, 1:30 p.m.(Gaylord Hall in Worner Center, NW corner of Cache La Poudre and Cascade Ave., Colorado College). For more, call 596-4436.

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. Four Seasons (flowering perennials), Tues., Oct. 7, 2 p.m. or Thurs., Oct. 9, 6:30 p.m.; Pruning, Tues., Oct. 14, 2 p.m. or Thurs., Oct. 16, 6:30 p.m.

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