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Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult Programs in May: Teen battle of the bands, Talk Spanish!, Adult crafts, Palmer Lake book group, Minding your business, If your walls could talk, Socrates caf and more. Senior programs: AARP mature safe driving program, Senior lunch and a movie, 55+ lively exchange book club, Wills and trusts and estate planning, Senior synergy and more. Children's programs: Read with a dog, Book break, Book break in Spanish, Snuggle-up storytime, Toddler time, Storytime, Family fun, Alien antics, Prairie hoedown and more.

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.

Nature Wildflower Photo Shoot with professional photographer Kenneth Wajda. At various locations around Colorado Springs, you will take photographs in the field while a Wajda answers questions, offers tips and assist you. Sundays, 5 a.m. through November. Call 783-9283 for more.

Women's Re-entry Program, Pikes Peak Community College is offering a series of fun and informative workshops designed for women returning to college after being out of school for several years. Meet other women who are making life-changing decisions and transitioning. Call 540-7501 to sign up.

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Colorado College Events, various locations, call 389-6607 for more. Tunjung Sari Concert, Balinese music and dance, Sun., May 8, 3 p.m. It's Showtime! Concert, celebrating the music of theatre, Sun., May 8, 7:30 p.m. Slam Poetry with Raegan Truax, Thurs., May 12, 7 p.m. CC African Drum Ensemble, Sun., May 15, 7:30 p.m.

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.

Historic Manitou Springs -- Then & Now, Manitou Springs Public Library, 701 Manitou Ave., Mantiou Springs. A lecture presented with images from Deb Harrison's Images of America: Manitou Springs, followed by a walking tour. Sat., May 7, 11 a.m. Call Jan at 685-5206 for more.

Prosperity Consciousness: A Way of Life, 3685 Jeannine Dr. Donations accepted. A workshop focusing on spirituality, wealth, prosperity and real estate. Sat., May 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Zvia at 440-0282 for more.

Red Rock Canyon Sandstone Quarries Tour, Red Rock Canyon parking lot, 3615 High St. Learn about geologic mapping, H2O vapor transmission testing and absorption and freeze-thaw testing of stone in this recently reopened quarry. Sat., May 7, 1 p.m. Call Estella at 303/866-2896 for more.

Inipi, Lakota Sweat Lodge Ceremony Open Forum, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Jacob Anaya teaches the requirements for building a lodge and reveals ancient elements of the purification ritual of Native Americans. Mon., May 9, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 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.

Choices for Sustainable Living, Pikes Peak Justice and Peace Commission, 214 E. Vermijo St. $35 donation, includes booklet, scholarships avail. Explore sustainability for society as a whole, the community and the individual. Eight Tuesdays, 7-8:30 p.m. starting May 10. Call Robin at 632-6189 to register.

Natural Dyes Workshop: The Colors of the Frontier, The El Pueblo History Museum, 301 N. Union, Pueblo. $50 includes silk scarf to dye and supplies. 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.

The Great Escape, Penrose Public Library, 20 N. Cascade Ave. Lieutenant A.P. Clark speaks on his experience of The Great Escape at the end of WWII. He will also sign his book, 33 Months as a POW in Stalag Luft III: A World War II Airman Tells His Story. Sun., May 15, 1:30 p.m. Call 531-6333 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. June 7, 6 p.m. Call 800/665-7051 ext. 350 for more

Memorial Hospital Events, 1400 E. Boulder St., call 365-2438 for more. Classes offered include: sensational sitters, healthy habits for weight loss, tai chi, massage for couples, communication for couples, smoking cessation, yoga for beginners, intermediate yoga and yoga for seniors. Call 444-CARE for more on classes.

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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