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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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Benet Hill Center Events, 2577 N. Chelton Road. Classes offered include: Benedictine Spiritual Formation Program, running September through May. Spiritual Journey Course 1, runs Sept. 20-Oct. 26. Call 473-6184 to register or for more info.

Curiosity Unlimited Programs, UCCS University Center, Room 116, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Perrin Cunningham speaks on "History of the Heller Center" on Oct. 14, 9:30 a.m. Call Pauleta at 598-3020 for more.

MS/Lupus Support Group Lecture, Rockrimmon Community Center Gym, 290 E. Woodmen Road. Brad Carlson, CPT speaks on "Resistance Training" on Tues., Sept. 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call Linda at 638-1700 to register.

Media Ethics Panel, Tesla Educational Opportunity Center, 2560 International Circle, Rooms 110-111. $15-$20. Public relations professionals and business communicators will learn about ethics codes the media works within on Tues., Sept. 20, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 473-0704 to reserve a spot.

Preserving Wilderness Areas, DOW Wildlife Classroom, 4255 Sinton Rd. Free. The Aiken Audubon Society presents this program on preserving national wilderness areas, which are open to hiking, hunting, fishing, camping and horse riding, but not mechanized vehicles. Wed., Sept. 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Call 548-9863 for more.

UCCS Graduate and Professional School Fair, University Center, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. The fair is designed to give prospective graduate students the opportunity to explore a variety of options for continuing their education. Thurs., Sept. 22, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Call Jennifer at 262-3072 for more.

Beginnings: An Introduction to Christian Faith, First Lutheran Church, 1515 N. Cascade Ave. Free. A video presentation on a faith topic and small group discussion will take place on Thurs., Sept. 22, 12:15 p.m. Call 632-8836 for more.

Photoshop 101 for Professional Photographers, Pro Image, 2385 N. Academy Blvd. Free. Learn the basics of Adobe Photoshop and how to maximize your computer to run it. Both MAC and PC environments available. Thurs., Sept. 22, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 574-3535 to reserve a space.

Colorado Geology Class & Field Trip, class on Tuesdays, Sept. 27 to Oct. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m., $68. A Saturday field trip spanning four counties will be $52. Call 687-1229 to register.

PPCC Women's Re-Entry Program, free and informal workshops. 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: Oct. 13, 2-4 p.m.; Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m. Call 540-7501 for more info.

Pikes Peak Library District Programs for teens and adults include: Investment Tools, Computer Classes, Minding Your Business, Talk Spanish!, Talk English!, Master Gardener Clinic, Manga and Anime Club, several book groups and more. Programs for seniors: Nature Printing, AARP Mature Safe Driving Program, Japanese Tea Ceremony, Socrates Caf, Serious History Buffs, several book groups and more. Programs for children: Puppy Power, Fiesta Nuestra!, Tree Rings, Library Luau, Snuggle Up, Hora de Cuentos, Paws to Read, Children's Yoga, School Tools and more.

PILLAR Institute for Lifelong Learning, call 633-4991 for locations and registration. Crystal Park During Aspen Season on Sept. 28.

Renaissance Academy Environmental Lecture Series. Speakers will enrich outdoor experiences, enhance understanding of environmental issues and motivate various outdoor pursuits. "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.

Colorado College Events, call 389-6607 for more info. Featuring Rally to Support Reauthorization of Violence Against Women Act on Wed., Sept. 21, noon. Thomas Franks Lecture, Wed., Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. Van Briggle Memorial Pottery Tour, Sat., Sept. 24, 9 a.m.

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