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Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult Programs in April: Catalog training for the public, Friends of the Library meetings, Genealogy on Steroids, Senior connections programs, How's your sprinkler system, CASA book club, Graphic novel and anime club.

Manitou Springs Public Library Programs, 701 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs, 685-5206. Introduction to Computers, Fri., April 29, 10 a.m. Pre-school story time: Rain, Thurs., April 28, 10 a.m.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D11, including Porcelain dollmaking, Computer novice I, Ground cover gardening, Sign language for hearing babies, Deer resistant gardening, Sign language for adults, Pressed flowers and Managing rental property. Classes begin in May and run $10-$69. Visit or call 520-2384 for more.

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Identity Theft Seminar, Pikes Peak Bank, 2401 W. Colorado Ave. Detective John Amundson (CSPD retired) talks on the growing problem of identity theft. Thurs., April 28, 7-8 p.m. Call 205-1212 for more.

UCCS Anthropology Club Lecture Series, UCCS University Center, Room 302, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. Dr. Linda Watts speaks on Variation in Cultural Models of a Life Path. Thurs., April 28, 7 p.m. Call 232-9356 for more.

Environmental Haunted House, CC's Synergy House, 1006 N. Weber St. An educational look at the environmental repercussions of existing agricultural systems. Potluck dinner during the event. Fri., April 29, 7-9 p.m. Call 473-6211 for more.

Introduction to Permaculture. $50 includes organic lunch and reading material. Robin Shankman of the PPJPC and Becky Elder of Blue Planet Permaculture teach a practical, hands-on technique that can be brought to any home. Sat., April 30, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call Robin at 632-6189 for more.

Colorado Geology Class & Field Trip for adults. Meets all five Tuesdays in May, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $68. A Saturday field trip is $48. Call 687-1229 for more.

Colorado College Events, various locations, call 389-6607 for more. A Market for Greenhouse Gases, Thurs., April 28, 7:30 p.m. Colorado College Choir Performance, Fri., April 29, 12:15 p.m.

Unnatural Divide: Finding Humanity in the Environmental Movement, CC's McHugh Commons, 1090 N. Cascade Ave. Free. Engage in small group and panel discussions on human rights and the environmental movement. Sun., May 1, 7-10 p.m. Call 473-6211 for more.

Real Estate Investors Group, Radisson Inn North, 8110 N. Academy Blvd. $15. Learn the seven deadly mistakes that investors make that cost them money. May 3, June 7, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051 ext. 350 for more

PICK Financial Empowerment Workshop: In the Company of Women, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mtn. Blvd. $9. Learn about financial independence and how to meet your financial goals. Tues., May 3, 6:30-9 p.m. Call 572-0447 for more.

School of the Americas Presentation, CC's Worner Center, Gaylord Hall, 14 E. Cache La Poudre. Learn how to stop the U.S. government from training Latin American human rights violators. Tues., May 3, 12:30-2 p.m. Call 473-6211 for more.

Fundamentals of Small Business, five expert classes teaching you how to make a difference in the success of your small business. $39 per class. Tuesdays from May 3-31, 6:15-8:30 p.m. Call Nancy at 630-3457 or visit for more.

Foreclosure Alternatives, East Library 5550 N. Union Blvd. Free. Classes on how to avoid foreclosure and how to help others to avoid it as well. May 10, June 28, 6-7 p.m. Call 260-9515 to register.

PICK Natural Dyes Workshop: The Colors of the Frontier, The El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union, Pueblo. $50 includes silk scarf and the supplies you'll need to dye it. Learn dyeing and over-dyeing on silk with primary colors. Sat., May 14, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call 719/583-0453 for reservations by May 10.

PILLAR Classes, call 633-4991 for locations and more info. Classes for May include Philosophical Caf, Using Internet and E-mail, Practicing Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now, Hip Pain, Movie discussion: Somewhere in Time, Sainthood in the Roman Catholic Tradition, Flowers- Wild and Tame, War Stories: a Novel.

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