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Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult programs: Battle of the Bands, Investment Tools, Magnolias in Colorado, Westlaw Class for Attorneys, Digitizing 101, Manga and Anime Club, Master Gardener Plant Clinic, Book Clubs and more. Senior programs: 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; Dewey's Birthday Party, Storytime, Toddler Time, Hora de Cuentos, Reading Buddies 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 d11.org/communityed 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 Wajda answers questions, offers tips and assists you. Sundays, 5 a.m. through November. Call 783-9283 for more.

Legal Clinic for Custodial Parents, Women's Resource Agency, 2220 E. Bijou St. Free. Providing child support and parenting time issues information. Reserve a space by Aug. 9 for the Thurs., Aug. 11, 5:30-7 p.m. class. Call 457-6335 for more.

Public Star Party, Palmer Park, intersection of Academy and Maizeland boulevards. Members of the Colorado Springs Astronomical Society will set up their telescopes so the public can enjoy the views of the heavens. Fri., Aug. 12, dark until 11 p.m. Call Alan at 262-0698 for more.

Pikes Peak Model Mugging Classes, 24 Hour Gym, 800 Research Drive, Suite 260, Woodland Park. $95. Learn techniques to set verbal and physical boundaries, de-escalate threatening confrontations and fight off attackers. Sun., Aug. 14, 12:45-6 p.m. Call Dennis at 641-1334 for more.

Learn to Jam, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. The Yellow Dog Blues Band nurtures performers to feel more comfortable jamming in public by teaching jam etiquette, building confidence and developing the art of jam participation. Sat., Aug. 20, 3-5 p.m. Call 685-1861 ext. 42 for more.

Grant Writing Workshop, CSU-Pueblo, Hasan School of Business, 200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo. Learn to write grant proposals and how to locate and track relevant funding opportunities from Grant Writing USA. Aug. 22-23. Online reservations only at grantwritingusa.com or call Cathy at 800/814-8191 for more.

PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning, call 633-4991 for locations and registration. Four Easy Steps to Looking Five Years Younger, Aug. 10. We Were Born to Sing starting Aug. 4. Exploring Our Fear of Death starting Aug. 5. Winfield Scott Stratton and the Colorado Springs Trolley System, Aug. 8. AARP Safe Driver Program, Aug. 9-10. Notable Women of History starting Aug. 15. Shakespeare's Major Tragedies starting Aug. 15. Women as Butterfly, Aug. 16. Historic Neighborhood Stroll, Aug. 16. Buddhist Meditation in a Nutshell starting Aug. 19. Shakespeare's Major Tragedies starting Aug. 13. Rocky Mountain National Park, Aug. 24. Prevention and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Problems, Aug. 29. Computer Fundamentals starting Aug. 3. Learn More About Windows XP, Aug. 17-18. Windows Intermediate, Aug. 24-25. Computer Security, Aug. 30-31.

Renaissance Academy Environmental Lecture Series. Speakers will enrich outdoor experiences, enhance understanding of environmental issues and motivate various outdoor pursuits. Landscapes Through the Lens, Aug. 9. Wolf Habitat, Howling and Hierarchy, Aug. 16. Full Moon Hike, Aug. 19. Xeriscaping, Aug. 23. Living with Lions and Bears, Aug. 30. Fraternizing with Fossils, Sept. 6. Reading and Riding the Rivers, Sept. 13. Full Moon Hike, Sept. 18. Taking the Wild Out of Fire, Sept. 20. Responsible Outdoor Recreation, Sept. 27. Call 475-2510 or visit raec.org to register.

Colorado College Programs: call 389-6607 for more info. Balinese Music Recital, Thurs., Aug. 4, 7:30 p.m. The Scene Stealers, Fri., Aug. 5, 7 p.m. The Grand Finale: Broadway, Sun., Aug. 7, 3 p.m. API Previous Winners' Concert, Sat., Aug. 13, 7 p.m.

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