- Ghost Hunter University, The Hearthstone Inn, 506 N. Cascade Ave. A seminar on the tools and tricks of professional ghost hunters, four-course dinner, haunted history of the Inn and a full ghost-tour of the Inn. Sat., May 28, 4-10 p.m. Call 473-4413 for more.
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.
Looking for more Lectures and Learning opportunities? Check out our full online version of the community calendar at www.csindy.com, click on "Calendar" on the left hand side of the page!
Colorado College Events, various locations, call 389-6607 for more. 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
www.gatemaninstitute.com for more.
Identity Theft Seminar. Free. Detective John Amundson, retired, speaks on prevention of identity theft. Pikes Peak Bank, 2401 W. Colorado Ave., upstairs on May 12, 7-8 p.m.; May 14, 10-11 a.m. East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd., room 2 on May 26, 7-8 p.m.; June 4, 7-8 p.m. Call 205-1212 for more.
Curiousity Unlimited, UCCS Lodge, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. $13. A lecture luncheon with topic: How to shoot straight with, not at, your doctor. Fri., May 13, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Wes or Barbara at 598-2131 for more.
Astronomy News and Sky Talk, Rocky Mountain Dinosaur Resource Center, 201 S. Fairview, Woodland Park. $3-$8. Dave Ehlert speaks about what's going on in the universe for astronomy beginners. Lecture followed by telescope viewing. Sat., May 14, 8-10 p.m. Call 686-1820 for more.
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.
Entering the World of VoIP, Remington College, 6050 Erin Park Dr. $3-$10. Local experts speak on a panel, discussing trends and developments, how to get VoIP services, what to watch out for and more. Wed., May 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Call Shawn at 531-4264 for more.
PICK Chico Basin Wildlife and Ranching Workshop, 22500 Peyton Hwy. South. www.chicobasinranch.com. Free. See birds in hand at the bird banding station, spend time with a spider expert or take a wagon tour of the ranch. Sat., May 21, 6:30 a.m. Call Tammy or Seth at 970/482-1707 for reservations by May 18.
Introduction to Permaculture, 721 E. Boulder St. $40 includes organic lunch and reading materials. Becky Elder of Blue Planet Permaculture instructs. Sat., May 21, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Register with Robin at 632-6189.
Geology Field Trip through Colorado's Rift Zone, $65/day plus lodging and meals. Explore the unique geologic features of a region where the Earth's crust is pulling apart. May 21-22. Call 687-1229 to register by May 13.
Public Relations Professional Development Workshop, Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, rooms 112, 113 and 116. $20-$70. The workshop focuses on crisis communications, marketing and how psychology can improve business relationships. Mon., May 23, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call Ken at 473-0704 to register.
America's Number One Addiction: Drug Prohibition, Centennial Hall, 200 S. Cascade Ave. Free. Howard Wooldridge, speakers for Law Enforcement Against Prohibition rides across America on his horse, Misty. He stops to speak on Wed., May 25, 7 p.m. Call 570-9887 for more.