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"Surviving a Crisis in the Public Spotlight," Tesla Educational Community Center, 2560 International Circle, Room 129. $15-$20. Two local PR practitioners will discuss how they successfully dealt with recent crises. Thurs., Feb. 23, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 473-0704 to make a reservation.

Flute seminar and workshop, Garden of the Gods Trading Post, 324 Becker's Lane. Free. Join Odell Borg of High Spirits Flutes to learn about this fun instrument. Thurs., Feb. 23, 3-6 p.m. Call 685-9045 for more.

Colorado College Events, call 389-6607 for more. "Nobel Laureate Clive Granger" lecture, Thurs., Feb. 23, 7:30 p.m. Company, vocal performance on Fri., Feb. 24, 7:30 p.m. and Sat., Feb. 25, 3 p.m.

Pikes Peak Environmental Forum, The Warehouse Restaurant, 25 W. Cimarron St., $14. Learn about the GreenMap [sic] System that is being created for Colorado Springs on Fri., Feb. 24 from noon to 2 p.m. Call 633-4421 for more.

"God's Love is a Wonderful Thing," ECKANKAR Center, 1685 W. Uintah Ave. Discover contacting the light and sound of God at this spiritual worship service on Sun., Feb. 26, at 10:30 a.m. Call 578-1470 for more.

The Path of Yoga: More than a workout, Celebration, 2209 W. Colorado Ave. Free. Learn the philosophy underlying the ethics, discipline, and lifestyle of the yoga aspirant. Mon., Feb. 27, 7-9 p.m. Call 634-1855 for more.

"Exploring the link between ADHD and Giftedness," Renaissance Academy, 2760 Fieldstone Rd. Free. Learn how to distinguish between boredom and giftedness. Tues., Feb. 28, 6:30-8 p.m. Call 475-2510 for more.

"Developing Responsible Teens," Jenkins Middle School, 6410 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Learn about suicide prevention, internet safety and other topics that affect teens. Adults only. Tues., Feb. 28, 5-8:30 p.m. Register by calling 328-5317.

Benet Hill Center Classes, 2577 N. Chelton Rd. Call 473-6184 to register. "Spiritual Journey Course 1" from Feb. 23 through April 6, $85. "Search My Heart" on Sat., March 4, 9:30 a.m.. to 1:30 p.m. "Journeying through Lent" on Fri., March 10, 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

America's Boating Course, Sand Creek Police Department, 4125 Center Point. Presented by the Pikes Peak Floatilla. Classes on March 18-19, April 13-14 or May 13-14. Call 392-5322 for more.

The Wedding Crash Course, 1524 N. Nevada Ave., Free. Topics for wedding preparation include photography, flowers, invitations and more. Feb. 23, March 16, April 11 and May 3, from 6-7 p.m. Call 471-9086 to make reservations.

2006 Peak to Prairie Landscape Symposium, Doubletree Hotel, 1775 E. Cheyenne Mountain Blvd., 576-8900. $30-$70. Learn Xeriscape techniques at this two-day event. Fri., February 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sat., Feb. 25, 7:30 a.m. to noon. Call 636-8923 or visit for more.

Home Repair for the Not So Rich and Famous, Center for the Visionary Arts, 113 Deer Path, Manitou Springs. $10. Michael Clark, with over 25 years' experience in home remodeling and repair, teaches. Sat., Feb. 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 685-5958 for more.

Learning Unlimited Lecture Series, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave. Free. Mel McKarland presents a slide show on Colorado railroads on Tues., Feb. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Call 535-2646 for more.

Free Laughter Sessions, Colorado Springs Senior Center, 1514 N. Hancock Ave.. Be silly and laugh with others. Meets Tuesdays, 12:30-1 p.m. on Feb. 28, March 28, April 25. Call Cheryl at 634-8932 for more.

"Desire and Grief in New Mexico" or "Jim Sagel's Espaola Romance", CC's Worner Center, Gaylord Room, 902 N. Cascade Ave. $12 includes lunch. The Aficionados present visiting professor Michael Trujillo, who will speak on Jim Sagel's themes of desire, wholeness and diversity. Wed., March 1, noon. Reservations due at 389-6649 by Feb. 27.

All-Natural Baby Product Class, Rocky Mountain Natural Store, 1502 W. Colorado Ave. $20. Learn to make all-natural products for mom and baby, include tummy salve, diaper salve, diaper wipes, talc-free powder and more. Thurs., March 2, 7-8:30 p.m. Call 329-0180 for more.

Colorado Sales Tax Seminar for Business Owners, 4420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. Free. A training from the Colorado Dept. of Revenue on licenses, trade names, how to collect sales tax, use tax and more. Thurs., March 2, 2:30 p.m. Visit for more.

"The Nursing Shortage: Its Impact on Quality Patient Care," UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Carol Schoffstall will address this topic. Fri., March 10, 10 a.m. Call 262-300 for more.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren, East Library, 5550 N. Union Blvd. Attend a workshop to learn about positive discipline, emotional and behavioral issues, as well as legal issues. Sat., March 11, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call 444-5226 to register.

PILLAR Lifelong Learning Classes, various locations, call 633-4991 to register. Featuring classes on computers, Ralph Waldo Emerson, FDR and the fireside chats, AIDS, Japan, energy self-healing basics, beginning mountain dulcimer and more.

The Bronte Sisters, UCCS, 1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Susan Taylor will discuss the contribution of these sisters to literature. Fri., April 14, 10 a.m. Call 262-300 for more.

Hispanic Culture in Colorado, Edelweiss Restaurant, 34 E. Ramona Ave. As part of the Curiosity Unlimited Lecture Series, Fernando Feliu-Mogal will address this topic over lunch. Fri., May 12. Call 262-300 for more.

SCORE Starting A Small Business for Military Personnel, a four-hour workshop to answer basic questions for military personnel considering leaving the service and starting a small business. Classes on May 3, 9, 23, Aug. 2, 8, 29, Nov. 1, 7, 14. Call 636-3074 for more.

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