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Vipassana Buddhist Meditation, 2525 W. Pikes Peak Ave., Ste. A. Free. Sundays, 9-10 a.m.; Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m.; Fridays, Noon-12:50 p.m. For more call 473-7609.

Astronomical Society Observing Session. Bear Creek Park, 245 Bear Creek Rd. Free. Sept. 24, Fox Run Park. From when it is dark to 11 p.m. For more see

www.csastro.org .

Starsmore Discovery Center Workshops, 2120 S. Cheyenne Canon Rd. Sponsored in by Dist. 12. Covering a variety of topics from gardening to animals to photography and crafts to maps. Running Sept. through Oct. Call 578-6146 for more.

Home Depot Lectures and Workshops. Call 800/430-3376 for location. Free. Clinics for September: Power Tools 101: Miter Saw to build a picture frame, Tues., 7 p.m. Decorate a child's bedroom, Thurs., 7 p.m. Update a countertop and cabinets, Fri., 7 p.m.

Diabetes and Prediabetes Lectures, Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation's Family Medicine Center, 15 W. Cimarron. Prediabetes: Early Detection and Treatment, Thurs., Sept. 23, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Call 635-9057 to reserve a spot.

Lifelong learning classes, with School District 11. $12-$73. Register now for Medieval English Swordplay, French, Italian, Dari, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, German, Portugese, ESL, Russian, Country Line Dance, Ballroom/Swing/Latin dance, Industrial Strength Perennials, Natural Soap Making and Hip Hop History & Culture. Classes begin between Sept. 27-30. Call 520-2384 for more.

Jungian Lecture: How Quantum Physics and Depth Psychology Inform Us of a Pschophysical Reality. Unity Church, 1945 Mesa Rd. $5-$8. Presented by Judy Cadigan, M.A. for the Jungian Society. Fri., Sept. 24, 7 p.m. Call 685-4205 for more.

Dog Adoption Seminar, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. Free. For dogs adopted at Dreampower or 9 Lives Rescue Animals only. Owners come and learn how to potty train and teach their dog discipline after adoption. Owners only. Fri., Sept. 24, 6 p.m. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.

Bear Paw, Great-Grandson of Geronimo Lecture, Springs Health and Wellness Center, 7834 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Fri., Sept. 24, 7-9:30 p.m. Call 598-9200 for more.

Intro to Zen Workshop, with instructor Joan Sutherland. $30. Sat., Sept. 25. Call 594-0724 for more.

Finding God Through Past Lives, Dreams & Soul Travel, East Library, Community Rm. 2, 5550 Union Blvd. Free. Sat., Sept. 25, 1 p.m. Call 578-1470 for more.

Family Dog II Workshop, Top Dog Training Center, 432 W. Fillmore. $90. For pet owners and dogs who have completed Family Dog I. Runs for six weeks, starts, Sat., Sept. 25. Call 448-9600 to reserve a spot.

Aman Motwane Workshop, Unity Church of the Rockies, 1945 Mesa Rd., 471-4556. Aman Motwane, author of Power of Wisdom conducts a workshop. Sept. 25, 1:30-4:30 p.m. Call 471-4556 for more.

Christians and the Public Square, First Congregational Church, 20 E. St. Vrain. Public forum presented by Rev. Bill Carmody, Respect Life director for Colroado Springs and Rev. Dr. James White of the First Congregational Church. Sun., Sept. 26, 9:15-10:15 a.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Passionate Zen talk, Shove Chapel, 1010 N. Nevada Ave. Donations accepted. Joan Sutherland disccusses dharma and passionate Zen. Mon., Sept. 27, 6 p.m. Call 684-0130 for more.

Salsa and Merengue Dance Instruction, VFW Hall, 430 E. Pikes Peak. Five week course on Monday nights, starts Sept. 27. Call Hector at 575-0220 for more.

Anarchism, Libertarianism and Social Justice: how much government is best to preserve our freedoms- from our nation's capitol to our own groups?, First Congregational Church founders room, 20 E. St. Vrain. Panelists as well as questions and comments. Tues., Sept. 28, 7-9 p.m. Call 632-6189 for more.

Intuitive Websites: Making Websites Friendly, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. $10. Learn to design your website so that it is easy for customers to use so you can increase sales. Tues., Sept. 28, 5:30-7:30 p.m. RSVP at www.csaip.org/events.asp

The Parables of Jesus Class, Benet Hill Center, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. An eight week study from Sept. 28- Nov. 16, 9:15-11:15 a.m. Call Constance at 633-0655, ext. 31 for more.

Colorado Geology, class and field trip for adults. $68 course, $48 field trip. Five Tuesdays starting Sept. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 687-1229 for more.

Grant Application Workshop, for grassroots organizations, Satellite Hotel, 411 Lakewood Cir. Dr. Grants avail. for org. with budget under $300,000 providing services to unemployment and welfare-to-work, homelessness and hunger, alcohol/drug/mental illness rehab, at risk youth, offenders or children with incarcerated parents. Wed., Sept. 29, 1-4 p.m. Call 800/292-9551 for more.

Healing Images of God, a six week group for trauma survivors who struggle to find meaningful, sustaining and healing images of God. Margaret Arms, PhD facilitates. Begins Mon., Oct. 4, 5:30-7 p.m. Call 635-1916 ext. 2 to register.

Derby Dance Arts Classes, 1759 S. 8th St. Classes include Bellydancing, Argentine Tango, Salsa, Starts the second week of Oct. Call 475-0625 for more.

The Biology of Human Consumption, Mountain Park Environmental Center, 9161 Mountain Park Rd., Beulah, 485-4444. Free. Marc Pratarelli, PhD presents a discussion on how sustainability of human consumption is vital. Tues., Oct. 5, 7-9 p.m. Call 485-4444 for more.

Master Gardening Classes, CSU Extension Office, 305 S. Union Blvd. $7. Soil Basics, Oct. 5,7, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Introduction to Plant Select, Oct. 12, 14. Call Linda at 636-8923 for more.

Starting a Home Business- Is it Right for You?, East Library, 5550 Union Blvd. Free. Kent Taylor, small business expert discusses the benefits and challenges of operating a business from home. Tues., Oct. 5, 7-8 p.m. Call 638-9991 for more.

Real Estate Investors Training, Radisson Inn, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. $15. Oct. 5, Nov. 2, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051, ext. 350 for more.

Caregiving Seminar, Fountain Valley Senior Center, 5745 Southmoor Dr. Free. Caregiving and independent living topics covered. Fri., Oct. 6, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 520-6470 to register.

Colorado Landlord/Tenant Law, AACS, 888 Garden of the Gods Rd., Ste. 103. $40-$60. Wed., Oct. 13, 12:30-5 p.m. Reservations required, call 264-9195 for more.

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