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Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult programs: Dignity Memorial Vietnam Wall Experience; Minding Your Business; Manga and Anime Club; Colorado Master Gardener Plant Clinic; various book clubs and more. Senior programs: Serious History Buffs; 55+ Computer Classes; AARP Mature Safe Driver; World War II Reflections; Senior Lunch & A Movie; Socrates Caf and more. Children's programs: Children's Yoga; A Dramatic Feast; Fairy Wings and Leprechaun Gold; Here Be Dragons; Joelle the Jester; Bicycle Safety Inspection; Celebrate Difference; Drats! Rats! and more.

Lifelong Learning Programs with D-11, including Pressed Flowers; Tennis; Felted Tote Bag; Watercolors; Components of a Successful Website; Entrepreneurship; Your Financial Future; Computers; Cooking and Baking; Bellydance; Deer Resistant Gardening; Home Repair and more. Visit or call 520-2384 for more.

First Time Filmmakers Boot Camp, Two Tickets Productions, 3415 Chelton Loop South. Learn to make your own film from a director with over 30 years experience in the film industry. See your project go from script to screen. Call 748-7497 or visit for more.

Pikes Peak Writers July Full Day Workshop, Wyndham Hotel ballroom, 5550 Tech Center Dr., 531-5723. July 16, 9 a.m. Features Brad Schreiber, author, screenwriter, journalist, teacher, actor and literary consultant. This interactive workshop is based on the book The Writer's Journey by Christopher Vogler. PPW members $45, non-members, $60.

Intro to Zen Workshop, Women's Club, Colorado College, 20 Mesa Rd. Sponsored by Springs Mountain Sangha. July 16, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., $25. See

Make your own soap, Rocky Mountain Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave., July 20, 7-8 p.m. Watch a full demonstration on cold process soap making, plus receive a cure bar of soap, and learn to make your own. $20, call 329-0180 for more.

Amazing Power of Looking Forward, Gateman Institute, July 18-Aug. 8., 6:30-8 p.m. Four sessions, pre-register at $150 per person, or bring a friend and pay $110 each. Call Nancy at 630-3457, or see

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

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Old Colorado City History Center Lectures, Old Colorado History Center, 1 S. 24th St., 636-1225. Featuring History Along the Hogbacks, Tues., July 19, 7 p.m. Brothels, Bordellos and Bad Girls, Tues., July 26, 7 p.m.

Kundalini: Energy of the Big Bang, Celebration Bookstore, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Janet Allen presents new insights into our connections with the Whole. The information came to her following a kundalini awakening in 1996. Runs July 14; Aug. 4, 11, 18; Sept. 8, 15, 22; 7-9 p.m. Call Janet at 475-0817 for more.

Colorado Geology Class and Field Trip for adults, class runs though Aug. 2 on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $68. A Saturday field trip that spans four counties is $48. Call 687-1229 to register.

Hypnosis Group Sessions, 4935 N. 30th St., Suite 170. Free. Facilitated by Smooth Changes Therapies. Runs July 14, 26, 6 p.m. Call 271-6089 or visit for more.

Bennet Hill Academy, 2577 N. Chelton Rd., 477-1244. The Ever-Evolving Peaceful Opportunities of True Martial Arts, July 30, noon-4 p.m. Demonstrations will be given as to a more harmonious way of dealing with aggression and conflict.

Renaissance Academy Environmental Lecture Series. Speakers will enrich outdoor experiences, enhance understanding of environmental issues and motivate various outdoor pursuits. Climbing Colorado's 14ers, July 19. Full Moon Hike, July 21. Basics of Geocaching, July 26. Call 475-2510 or visit to register.

*Colorado College Programs: call 389-6607 for more info. New Music Symposium, Thurs., July 14, 7:30 p.m.

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