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Historic Speakers Series, sponsored by the Mineral Springs Foundation, Business of Art Center, 515 Manitou Avenue, Manitou Springs. Free. The 1st and 3rd Sundays through Mar., 3 p.m. Call 685-5089 for more.

Homeschooling: The Basics, Audubon Elementary School, 2400 E. Van Buren. Kerry Kantor, 14 year homeschooling mom and homeschool liason for D-11 discusses how to get started. Fri., Jan. 30, call 520-2216 for time.

Minding Your Business, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade. Free. Learn about business resources available at the library before the library opens. Sat., Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m. Call 531-6333, x2308.

Martin Palous lecture, McHugh Commons at CC, 1090 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Czech ambassador to the U.S. on Is the Debate on Totalitarianism Relevant Today? Mon., Feb. 2, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

Franklin Toker lecture, Packard Hall at CC, southwest corner of Cascade and Cache La Poudre. Free. Toker speaks on Frank Lloyd Wright's masterpiece Fallingwater and its patron, E.J. Kaufmann. Tues., Feb. 3, 7:30 p.m. Call 389-6606 for more.

First Wednesday History Club, Monument Branch Library, 1706 Lake Woodmoor Dr. Read books about various periods in history and engage in lively discussion. Wed., Feb. 4, 1-3 p.m. Call 488-2370 for more.

Sadie's House: A Guide to Researching Your Old House, Carnegie Library, 20 N. Cascade. Judge Matt Railey discusses how to research historic properties and draws from materials in his own book. Thurs., Feb. 5, 6:30 p.m. Call Joyce at 471-3454 for more.

Work It! Youth Empowerment and Education Conference, Pikes Peak Community College Centennial Campus. For 17-21 yr. olds to help plan their futures. Feb. 6, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Registration required online at www.ppwfc.org . Call 667-3730 for more.

Adult Self-protection and Confidence Building Programs, 5-hour basics course, learn to keep yourself safe from abuse and walk with confidence in the world. Sat., Feb. 7, 1-6 p.m. Call Sam at 591-6289 for location, pricing, and registration info.

Fad Dieting lecture, CU-Colorado Springs, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy, University Center room 116. $20. Jackie Berning discusses dieting and how to properly lose weight and get involved in a program to stay fit and lean. Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 262-3173 to RSVP before Feb. 5.

Regional Strategies for Building a Knowledge Economy, The Broadmoor, Rocky Mountain Ballroom, 1 Lake Ave. $20. Dr. Mary Lindenstein Walshok speaks at a UCCS and Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development Corporation event. Tues., Feb. 10, 11:30 a.m. Call 475-6462 to RSVP by Feb. 6.

Great Searchers get Great Jobs. Free. Energize your search with techniques learned at this session. Sat., Jan. 31, 3:30 p.m. at Penrose Library adult room. Thurs., Feb. 12, 6:30 p.m. at East Library community room. Call 531-6333, x1221 for more.

Mara Liasson lecture, Colorado College Palmer Hall, Gates common room, East of N. Cascade and San Rafael. National political correspondent for NPR, speaks on Electoral Politics in 21st Century America. Thurs., Feb. 19, 7:30 p.m. Call Jane at 389-6138 for more.

Nonviolence discussion, The Past, Present & Future, East Library, 5550 E. Union Blvd. Free, donations accepted. Panel discussion, Q&A. Sat., Jan. 31, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

From Violence to Wholeness, Pikes Peak Justice & Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo. $50. A 10-session program in spirituality and non-violence. Tuesdays, Feb. 3-Apr. 6, 7-9 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Funding Sources for Your Business class, taught by the Small Business Development Center. Free. Feb. 3, 1-4 p.m. Call Kaye at 272-7232 for more.

Landscape Design Day, Jenkins Middle School, 6410 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $20/person, $25 couple, lunch provided. Teaches plant knowledge and design techniques for woody plants and perennials. Come with your own landscape objectives. Sat., Feb. 7, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. RSVP by Jan. 31 at 574-8058.

Family-to-Family Education Program, First United Methodist Church, 420 N. Nevada Ave. Sponsored by the National Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Colorado Springs, classes for family members, partners and friends of people with serious mental illness. Starts Feb. 10, 6:45-9:15 p.m. Register by calling Gayle at 599-0692

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