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Pikes Peak Library District Programs, various library locations in the region. Call 531-6333 for more. Adult programs: 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 or call 520-2384 for more.

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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 or call Cathy at 800/814-8191 for more.

Intro to Buddhist Meditation, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Insight. $65. Classes begin Sept. 1, call Vic at 667-1555 to register by Aug. 25.

Celtic Fire and Faerie Weekend Workshop, Celebration Community Room, 2207 W. Colorado Ave. $99. Explore the world of Faerie and how to connect with the Faerie Realm, learn to perform the Ritual of the Faerie Ring of the Green World, activate the Light Codes with them. Aug. 27-28. Call Debora at 635-3125 for more.

Four Noble Truths of Buddhism Course, sponsored by Rocky Mountain Insight. $75. Classes begin Sept. 12, call Michele at 685-9054 to register by Sept. 6.

Biodiesel Workshop, LJE Warehouse, 1134 Manitou Ave., Manitou Springs. $10 donation requested. Learn how to make fuel from recycled grease. Sun., Aug. 28, noon to 4 p.m. Call Robin at 632-6189 or Niki at 651-8816 for more.

Sacred Milks from Animals Open Forum, Celebration Conscious Living Store, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Experience life-changing shifts in physical and emotional symptoms by taking homeopathic preparations of mother's milk from an animal whose energy you need, such as a lion or dolphin. Mon., Aug. 29, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

PPCC Women's Re-Entry Program, free and informal workshops. Basic Academic Survival Skills: Aug. 26, 6-7:30 p.m.; Aug. 27, 9-10:30 a.m.; Sept. 3, 3-9 p.m. Career Services: Sept. 26, 1-3 p.m.; Sept. 29, 6-9 p.m. Nutrition and Stress Release: Oct. 24, 6:30-8:30 p.m.; Oct. 27, 1-3 p.m. Social Networking: Sept. 8, 4-6 p.m.; Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m. Call 540-7501 for more info.

PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning, call 633-4991 for locations and registration. Buddhist Meditation in a Nutshell starting Aug. 19. Rocky Mountain National Park, Aug. 24. Prevention and Treatment of Common Musculoskeletal Problems, Aug. 29. 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. 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 to register.

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